Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS : gnupg vulnerability (USN-2339-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 77526


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Daniel Genkin, Adi Shamir, and Eran Tromer discovered that GnuPG was susceptible to an adaptive chosen ciphertext attack via physical side channels. A local attacker could use this attack to possibly recover private keys.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gnupg package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 77526

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2339-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/04

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5270

BID: 69164

OSVDB: 110053

USN: 2339-1