Fedora 27 : botan2 (2018-98ab6b4e56)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 111016

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Update Botan2 to 2.7.0.

Focus of this release is on performance and side channel hardening.

- Address side channels in RSA key generation and ECDSA signing

- Side channel hardening in many core algorithms (modular exponentiation, ECC scalar multiply, Karatsuba multiplication, Barrett reduction, etc) to reduce the risk of future exploitable side channels.

- Many optimizations for ECC operations, RSA (including key gen), DSA, DH, and XMSS. Typical speedups vs 2.6.0 is 10 to 40% depending on operation and key size.

- Add Scrypt password hashing. Also supported is using Scrypt to derive keys for private key encryption (format compatible with upcoming OpenSSL 1.1.1)

- Add base32 encoding/decoding

- Plus many bug fixes and smaller enhancements documented in the [release notes](https://botan.randombit.net/news.html#version-2-7
-0-2018-07-02)

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Solution

Update the affected botan2 package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-98ab6b4e56

https://botan.randombit.net/news.html#version-2-7-0-2018-07-02

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 111016

File Name: fedora_2018-98ab6b4e56.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/12

Modified: 2018/09/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

Base Score: 1.9

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:botan2, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0495, CVE-2018-12435