openSUSE Security Update : libnettle (openSUSE-2017-675)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for libnettle fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6489 :

- Reject invalid RSA keys with even modulo.

- Check for invalid keys, with even p, in dsa_sign().

- Use function mpz_powm_sec() instead of mpz_powm()
(bsc#991464).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=991464

Solution :

Update the affected libnettle packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100753 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6489

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