Bug 1197995 (CVE-2014-8155) - CVE-2014-8155 gnutls: gnutls does not perform date/time checks on CA certificates
Summary: CVE-2014-8155 gnutls: gnutls does not perform date/time checks on CA certific...
Alias: CVE-2014-8155
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1159778
Blocks: 1193283 1195572
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-03-03 07:13 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2023-05-12 16:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
It was found that GnuTLS did not check activation and expiration dates of CA certificates. This could cause an application using GnuTLS to incorrectly accept a certificate as valid when its issuing CA is already expired.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-07-22 17:52:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2015:1457 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: gnutls security and bug fix update 2015-07-21 14:15:08 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2015-03-03 07:13:43 UTC
It was found that gnutls, did not perform date/time check on CA certificates. Applications compiled against gnutls, will continue to assume that a certificate is valid, even though the CA certificate, (which signed this certificate) has expired.

This issue was fixed in gnutls-2.9.10 via the following commit:

Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2015-03-03 07:31:48 UTC

This issue did not affect the version of gnutls package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

This issue affects the version of gnutls as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Extended Life Cycle phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2015-03-10 08:44:13 UTC

This issue was discovered by Marcel Kolaja of Red Hat.

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2015-07-22 06:02:39 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2015:1457 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1457.html

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