FreeBSD : libtomcrypt -- weak signature scheme with ECC keys (a78299e7-9ef3-11da-b410-000e0c2e438a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21489


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Secure Science Corporation reports that libtomcrypt is vulnerable to a weak signature scheme. This allows an attacker to create a valid random signature and use that to sign arbitrary messages without requiring the private key.


Update the affected package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21489

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a78299e79ef311dab410000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libtomcrypt, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/01