Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnupg (MDVSA-2013:205)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 69190


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in gnupg and in libgcrypt :

Yarom and Falkner discovered that RSA secret keys in applications using GnuPG 1.x, and using the libgcrypt library, could be leaked via a side channel attack, where a malicious local user could obtain private key information from another user on the system (CVE-2013-4242).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected gnupg, lib64gcrypt-devel and / or lib64gcrypt11 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 69190

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-205.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/08/02

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gnupg, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gcrypt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gcrypt11, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4242

BID: 61464

MDVSA: 2013:205