Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : gnupg vulnerability (USN-2059-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 71532
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDaniel Genkin, Adi Shamir, and Eran Tromer discovered that GnuPG was susceptible to an adaptive chosen ciphertext attack via acoustic emanations. A local attacker could use this attack to possibly recover private keys.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gnupg package.