Scientific Linux Security Update : libgcrypt on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94652


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


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)


Update the affected libgcrypt, libgcrypt-debuginfo and / or libgcrypt-devel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94652

File Name: sl_20161108_libgcrypt_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/09

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6313