Scientific Linux Security Update : nettle on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 95849


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


Security Fix(es) :

- Multiple flaws were found in the way nettle implemented elliptic curve scalar multiplication. These flaws could potentially introduce cryptographic weaknesses into nettle's functionality. (CVE-2015-8803, CVE-2015-8804, CVE-2015-8805)

- It was found that nettle's RSA and DSA decryption code was vulnerable to cache-related side channel attacks. An attacker could use this flaw to recover the private key from a co-located virtual-machine instance.

Additional Changes :


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95849

File Name: sl_20161103_nettle_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

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: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8803, CVE-2015-8804, CVE-2015-8805, CVE-2016-6489