Scientific Linux Security Update : nettle on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- Multiple flaws were found in the way nettle implemented
elliptic curve scalar multiplication. These flaws could
potentially introduce cryptographic weaknesses into
nettle's functionality. (CVE-2015-8803, CVE-2015-8804,
CVE-2015-8805)

- It was found that nettle's RSA and DSA decryption code
was vulnerable to cache-related side channel attacks. An
attacker could use this flaw to recover the private key
from a co-located virtual-machine instance.
(CVE-2016-6489)

Additional Changes :

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d51b6807

Solution :

Update the affected nettle, nettle-debuginfo and / or nettle-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95849 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8803
CVE-2015-8804
CVE-2015-8805
CVE-2016-6489

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