Debian DLA-1015-1 : libgcrypt11 security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101274
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionIt was discovered that there was a key disclosure vulnerability in libgcrypt11 a library of cryptographic routines :
It is well known that constant-time implementations of modular exponentiation cannot use sliding windows. However, software libraries such as Libgcrypt, used by GnuPG, continue to use sliding windows. It is widely believed that, even if the complete pattern of squarings and multiplications is observed through a side-channel attack, the number of exponent bits leaked is not sufficient to carry out a full key-recovery attack against RSA. Specifically, 4-bit sliding windows leak only 40% of the bits, and 5-bit sliding windows leak only 33% of the bits.
-- Sliding right into disaster: Left-to-right sliding windows leak <https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/627>
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in libgcrypt11 version 1.5.0-5+deb7u6.
We recommend that you upgrade your libgcrypt11 packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.