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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111512


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


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111512

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3727-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/02

Modified: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


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: 2018/08/01

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