Debian DLA-1405-1 : libgcrypt20 security update

Low Nessus Plugin ID 110814


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that Libgcrypt is prone to a local side-channel attack allowing recovery of ECDSA private keys.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.3-2+deb8u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your libgcrypt20 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.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 110814

File Name: debian_DLA-1405.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/02

Updated: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgcrypt11-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgcrypt20, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgcrypt20-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgcrypt20-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgcrypt20-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0495