Debian DSA-4233-1 : bouncycastle - security update

High 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: High

ID: 110665

File Name: debian_DSA-4233.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/25

Modified: 2018/06/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000180

DSA: 4233