Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : gnupg vulnerability (USN-3064-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93045
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFelix Dorre and Vladimir Klebanov discovered that GnuPG incorrectly handled mixing functions in the random number generator. An attacker able to obtain 4640 bits from the RNG can trivially predict the next 160 bits of output.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gnupg package.