Amazon Linux AMI : libgcrypt Side-channel Attack Vulnerability (ALAS-2013-226)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

GnuPG before 1.4.14, and Libgcrypt before 1.5.3 as used in GnuPG 2.0.x
and possibly other products, allows local users to obtain private RSA
keys via a cache side-channel attack involving the L3 cache, aka
Flush+Reload.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9afc1606

Solution :

Run 'yum update libgcrypt' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70230 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4242