Debian DSA-3960-1 : gnupg - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102927


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Daniel J. Bernstein, Joachim Breitner, Daniel Genkin, Leon Groot Bruinderink, Nadia Heninger, Tanja Lange, Christine van Vredendaal and Yuval Yarom discovered that GnuPG is prone to a local side-channel attack allowing full key recovery for RSA-1024.

See for details.


Upgrade the gnupg packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.18-7+deb8u4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102927

File Name: debian_DSA-3960.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/05

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7526

DSA: 3960