SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libgcrypt (SUSE-SU-2015:1179-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update of libgcrypt fixes one security issue and brings various
FIPS 140-2 related improvements.

libgcrypt now uses ciphertext blinding for Elgamal decryption

FIPS 140-2 related changes :

- The library performs its self-tests when the module is
complete (the

-hmac file is also installed).

- Added a NIST 800-90a compliant DRBG.

- Change DSA key generation to be FIPS 186-4 compliant.

- Change RSA key generation to be FIPS 186-4 compliant.

- Enable HW support in fips mode (bnc#896435)

- Make DSA selftest use 2048 bit keys (bnc#898003)

- Added ECDSA selftests and add support for it to the CAVS
testing framework (bnc#896202)

- Various CAVS testing improvements.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-296=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-296=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-296=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84547 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73066

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3591

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