Debian DSA-4233-1 : bouncycastle - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110665


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


It was discovered that the low-level interface to the RSA key pair generator of Bouncy Castle (a Java implementation of cryptographic algorithms) could perform less Miller-Rabin primality tests than expected.


Upgrade the bouncycastle packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.56-1+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110665

File Name: debian_DSA-4233.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/25

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bouncycastle, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000180

DSA: 4233