GLSA-201610-04 : libgcrypt: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93946


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201610-04 (libgcrypt: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libgcrypt. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Side-channel attacks can leak private key information. A separate critical bug allows an attacker who obtains 4640 bits from the RNG to trivially predict the next 160 bits of output.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libgcrypt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libgcrypt-1.7.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93946

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201610-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/10/11

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libgcrypt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3591, CVE-2015-0837, CVE-2015-7511, CVE-2016-6313

GLSA: 201610-04