EulerOS 2.0 SP9 : nettle (EulerOS-SA-2021-2536)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153759
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Synopsis

The remote EulerOS host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

According to the versions of the nettle package installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw was found in Nettle in versions before 3.7.2, where several Nettle signature verification functions (GOST DSA, EDDSA & ECDSA) result in the Elliptic Curve Cryptography point (ECC) multiply function being called with out-of-range scalers, possibly resulting in incorrect results. This flaw allows an attacker to force an invalid signature, causing an assertion failure or possible validation. The highest threat to this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-20305)

- A flaw was found in the way nettle's RSA decryption functions handled specially crafted ciphertext. An attacker could use this flaw to provide a manipulated ciphertext leading to application crash and denial of service. (CVE-2021-3580)

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

Solution

Update the affected nettle packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cf876da9

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153759

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2021-2536.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 9/27/2021

Updated: 9/27/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20305

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:nettle, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

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

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/5/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3580, CVE-2021-20305