SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libgcrypt (SUSE-SU-2015:1179-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 84547


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This update of libgcrypt fixes one security issue and brings various FIPS 140-2 related improvements.

libgcrypt now uses ciphertext blinding for Elgamal decryption (CVE-2014-3591)

FIPS 140-2 related changes :

- The library performs its self-tests when the module is complete (the

-hmac file is also installed).

- Added a NIST 800-90a compliant DRBG.

- Change DSA key generation to be FIPS 186-4 compliant.

- Change RSA key generation to be FIPS 186-4 compliant.

- Enable HW support in fips mode (bnc#896435)

- Make DSA selftest use 2048 bit keys (bnc#898003)

- Added ECDSA selftests and add support for it to the CAVS testing framework (bnc#896202)

- Various CAVS testing improvements.

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-296=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-296=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-296=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 84547

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1179-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/06

Modified: 2016/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgcrypt-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgcrypt20, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgcrypt20-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgcrypt20-hmac, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3591

BID: 73066

OSVDB: 118978