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USN-6733-1: GnuTLS vulnerabilities

USN-6733-1: GnuTLS vulnerabilities




Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 22.04


It was discovered that GnuTLS had a timing side-channel when performing certain ECDSA operations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to recover sensitive information. (CVE-2024-28834) It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled verifying certain PEM bundles. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2024-28835) Update Instructions: Run `sudo pro fix USN-6733-1` to fix the vulnerability. The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: gnutls-bin – 3.6.13-2ubuntu1.11 gnutls-doc – 3.6.13-2ubuntu1.11 guile-gnutls – 3.6.13-2ubuntu1.11 libgnutls-dane0 – 3.6.13-2ubuntu1.11 libgnutls-openssl27 – 3.6.13-2ubuntu1.11 libgnutls28-dev – 3.6.13-2ubuntu1.11 libgnutls30 – 3.6.13-2ubuntu1.11 libgnutlsxx28 – 3.6.13-2ubuntu1.11 No subscription required

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2024-28834, CVE-2024-28835.

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • cflinuxfs4
    • All versions prior to 1.90.0
  • Jammy Stemcells
    • 1.x versions prior to 1.439
    • All other stemcells not listed.
  • CF Deployment
    • All versions with Jammy Stemcells prior to 1.439


Users of affected products are strongly encouraged to follow the mitigations below.

The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following releases:

  • cflinuxfs4
    • Upgrade all versions to 1.90.0 or greater
  • Jammy Stemcells
    • Upgrade 1.x versions to 1.439 or greater
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available on
  • CF Deployment
    • For all versions, upgrade Jammy Stemcells to 1.439 or greater


2024-05-23: Initial vulnerability report published.

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