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CVE-2009-1416 Detail

Description

lib/gnutls_pk.c in libgnutls in GnuTLS 2.5.0 through 2.6.5 generates RSA keys stored in DSA structures, instead of the intended DSA keys, which might allow remote attackers to spoof signatures on certificates or have unspecified other impact by leveraging an invalid DSA key.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  04/30/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/21/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of gnutls shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as it only affected gnutls 2.6.x versions.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/3516 Exploit Patch
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnutls/2009-04/msg00018.html Vendor Advisory
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200905-04.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:116
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34783
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022158
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1218

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1416
NVD Published Date:
04/30/2009
NVD Last Modified:
06/10/2009