the ultimate security vulnerability data source
(e.g.: CVE-2009-1234 or 2010-1234 or 20101234)
Log In   Register
  What's the CVSS score of your company?
Vulnerability Feeds & WidgetsNew  

Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-1416

lib/gnutls_pk.c in libgnutls in GnuTLS 2.5.0 through 2.6.5 generates RSA keys stored in DSA structures, instead of the intended DSA keys, which might allow remote attackers to spoof signatures on certificates or have unspecified other impact by leveraging an invalid DSA key.
Publish Date : 2009-04-30 Last Update Date : 2009-06-10
Search Twitter   Search YouTube   Search Google

- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 310

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of gnutls shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as it only affected gnutls 2.6.x versions.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-1416

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Gnutls 2.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Gnutls 2.6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Gnutls 2.6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Gnutls 2.6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Gnutls 2.6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Gnutls 2.6.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Gnutls 2.6.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Gnutls 7

- References For CVE-2009-1416
VUPEN ADV-2009-1218
BID 34783 GnuTLS Prior to 2.6.6 Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-12-07
SECTRACK 1022158
MLIST [gnutls-devel] 20090430 All DSA keys generated using GnuTLS 2.6.x are corrupt [GNUTLS-SA-2009-2] [CVE-2009-1416]
MLIST [help-gnutls] 20090420 Encryption using DSA keys
GENTOO GLSA-200905-04

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-1416

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

CVE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CVE content is MITRE's CVE web site. CWE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CWE content is MITRE's CWE web site. OVAL is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of OVAL content is MITRE's OVAL web site.
Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. It is the responsibility of user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY consequences of his or her direct or indirect use of this web site. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. This site will NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT or any other kind of loss.