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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1015-1] libgcrypt11 security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was discovered that there was a key disclosure vulnerability in libgcrypt11 a library of cryptographic routines: It is well known that constant-time implementations of modular exponentiation cannot use sliding windows. However, software libraries such as Libgcrypt, used by GnuPG, continue to use sliding windows. It is widely believed that, even if the complete pattern of squarings and multiplications is observed through a side-channel attack, the number of exponent bits leaked is not sufficient to carry out a full key-recovery attack against RSA. Specifically, 4-bit sliding windows leak only 40% of the bits, and 5-bit sliding windows leak only 33% of the bits. - - Sliding right into disaster: Left-to-right sliding windows leak <

Affected Software

Affected Software

libgcrypt11 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in libgcrypt11 version 1.5.0-5+deb7u6. We recommend that you upgrade your libgcrypt11 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)