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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   GnuTLS Vendors:   gnutls.org
GnuTLS Null Pointer Dereference in gnutls_x509_dn_oid_name() Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030315
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030315
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3465   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 2 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 3.1.20 and 3.2.10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GnuTLS. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a certificate with specially crafted object identifiers (OIDs) to trigger a null pointer dereference in the gnutls_x509_dn_oid_name() function and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.1.20, 3.2.10) [in January 2014].
Vendor URL:  www.gnutls.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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