Amazon Linux AMI : gnupg Side-channel Attack Vulnerability (ALAS-2014-278)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?96b17b8f

Solution :

Run 'yum update gnupg' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72296 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4576