Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : libgcrypt (ELSA-2016-2674)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94622


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2674 :

An update for libgcrypt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The libgcrypt library provides general-purpose implementations of various cryptographic algorithms.

Security Fix(es) :

* A design flaw was found in the libgcrypt PRNG (Pseudo-Random Number Generator). An attacker able to obtain the first 580 bytes of the PRNG output could predict the following 20 bytes. (CVE-2016-6313)

Red Hat would like to thank Felix Dorre and Vladimir Klebanov for reporting this issue.


Update the affected libgcrypt packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94622

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2674.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/08

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libgcrypt, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libgcrypt-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6313

OSVDB: 143068

RHSA: 2016:2674