Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : gnupg vulnerability (USN-3733-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111581
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDaniel J. Bernstein, Joachim Breitner, Daniel Genkin, Leon Groot Bruinderink, Nadia Heninger, Tanja Lange, Christine van Vredendaal, and Yuval Yarom discovered that GnuPG is vulnerable to a cache side-channel attack. A local attacker could use this attack to recover RSA private keys.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gnupg, gnupg-curl and / or gpgv packages.