Public Date:
2012-A-0148, 2012-A-0153
805432: CVE-2012-1573 gnutls: TLS record handling issue (GNUTLS-SA-2012-2, MU-201202-01)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

gnutls_cipher.c in libgnutls in GnuTLS before 2.12.17 and 3.x before 3.0.15 does not properly handle data encrypted with a block cipher, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted record, as demonstrated by a crafted GenericBlockCipher structure.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1573 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (gnutls) RHSA-2012:0428 2012-03-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (gnutls) RHSA-2012:0429 2012-03-27
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6) RHSA-2012:0531 2012-04-30
RHEV Agents (VDSM) RHSA-2012:0488 2012-04-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mingw32-gnutls Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 gnutls Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank Matthew Hall of Mu Dynamics for reporting this issue.
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