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Debian update for gnutls26


Secunia ID

SA48511

CVE-ID

CVE-2012-1573

Release Date

26 Mar 2012

Criticality

Highly Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch

Where

From remote

Impact
DoS (Denial of Service)

This includes vulnerabilities ranging from excessive resource consumption (e.g. causing a system to use a lot of memory) to crashing an application or an entire system.

System access

This covers vulnerabilities where malicious people are able to gain system access and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user.

Description

Debian has issued an update for gnutls26. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise an application using the library.

For more information:
SA48397

Solution

Apply updated packages via the apt-get package manager.

Original Advisory

DSA-2441-1:
http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2441