RHEL 5 : gnupg (RHSA-2014:0016)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated gnupg package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a tool for encrypting data and
creating digital signatures, compliant with the proposed OpenPGP
Internet standard and the S/MIME standard.

It was found that GnuPG was vulnerable to side-channel attacks via
acoustic cryptanalysis. An attacker in close range to a target system
that is decrypting ciphertexts could possibly use this flaw to recover
the RSA secret key from that system. (CVE-2013-4576)

Red Hat would like to thank Werner Koch of GnuPG upstream for
reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Genkin, Shamir, and Tromer
as the original reporters.

All gnupg users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4576.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0016.html

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg and / or gnupg-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71878 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4576