Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : bouncycastle vulnerabilities (USN-3727-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 111512
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that Bouncy Castle incorrectly handled certain crypto algorithms. A remote attacker could possibly use these issues to obtain sensitive information, including private keys.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3727-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111512

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3727-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/2/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbcmail-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbcpg-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbcpkix-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbcprov-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6644, CVE-2015-7940, CVE-2016-1000338, CVE-2016-1000339, CVE-2016-1000341, CVE-2016-1000342, CVE-2016-1000343, CVE-2016-1000345, CVE-2016-1000346

USN: 3727-1