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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   GnuTLS Vendors:   gnutls.org
GnuTLS Double-Free Memory Error in CRL Distribution Point Parsing Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033774
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033774
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-3308   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 8 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GnuTLS. A remote user can cause the target application to crash.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted certificate to trigger a double-free memory error in CRL distribution point parsing and cause the target application using GnuTLS to crash.

Robert Swiecki reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.3.14) [in March 2015].

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.gnutls.org/security.html

Vendor URL:  www.gnutls.org/security.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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