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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   GnuTLS Vendors:   gnutls.org
GnuTLS DSA Key Generation Creates RSA Keys Instead of DSA Keys
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022158
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022158
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1416   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 1 2009
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GnuTLS. The system generates potentially weak keys.

When generating DSA keys, the system generates RSA keys instead. The system will also sign data using these incorrect keys.

The vulnerability resides in 'lib/gnutls_pk.c'.

Simon Josefsson reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   The system generates incorrect keys.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch, available at:

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/3516

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

Message History:   None.


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