Amazon Linux AMI : gnupg (ALAS-2014-278)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 72296

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

GnuPG 1.x before 1.4.16 generates RSA keys using sequences of introductions with certain patterns that introduce a side channel, which allows physically proximate attackers to extract RSA keys via a chosen-ciphertext attack and acoustic cryptanalysis during decryption.
NOTE: applications are not typically expected to protect themselves from acoustic side-channel attacks, since this is arguably the responsibility of the physical device. Accordingly, issues of this type would not normally receive a CVE identifier. However, for this issue, the developer has specified a security policy in which GnuPG should offer side-channel resistance, and developer-specified security-policy violations are within the scope of CVE.

Solution

Run 'yum update gnupg' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-278.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 72296

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-278.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/05

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnupg, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnupg-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4576

ALAS: 2014-278