Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nettle vulnerability (USN-3193-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97050
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Nettle incorrectly mitigated certain timing side-channel attacks. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to recover private keys.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected libnettle4 and / or libnettle6 packages.