Public Date:
1197995: CVE-2014-8155 gnutls: gnutls does not perform date/time checks on CA certificates
It was found that GnuTLS did not check activation and expiration dates of CA certificates. This could cause an application using GnuTLS to incorrectly accept a certificate as valid when its issuing CA is already expired.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8155 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the version of gnutls package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

This issue affects the version of gnutls as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Extended Life Cycle phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (gnutls) RHSA-2015:1457 2015-07-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 gnutls Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 gnutls Will not fix


This issue was discovered by Marcel Kolaja of Red Hat.
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