openSUSE Security Update : libgcrypt (openSUSE-SU-2014:1058-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77365


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


libgcrypt was updated to 1.5.4 to prevent a side-channel attack on Elgamal encryption subkeys.

Besides that the following issues were resolved :

	 - Improved performance of RSA, DSA, and Elgamal by using a new exponentiation algorithm.

- Fixed a subtle bug in mpi_set_bit which could set spurious bits.

- Fixed a bug in an internal division function.


Update the affected libgcrypt packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77365

File Name: openSUSE-2014-512.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/25

Modified: 2014/08/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt-devel-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt11, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt11-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt11-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgcrypt11-debuginfo-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.3, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/15