Debian DSA-3474-1 : libgcrypt20 - security update

Low Nessus Plugin ID 88725


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Daniel Genkin, Lev Pachmanov, Itamar Pipman and Eran Tromer discovered that the ECDH secret decryption keys in applications using the libgcrypt20 library could be leaked via a side-channel attack.

See for details.


Upgrade the libgcrypt20 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.3-2+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 88725

File Name: debian_DSA-3474.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/15

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgcrypt20, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7511

DSA: 3474