Debian DSA-3829-1 : bouncycastle - security update

low Nessus Plugin ID 99318
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Quan Nguyen discovered that a missing boundary check in the Galois/Counter mode implementation of Bouncy Castle (a Java implementation of cryptographic algorithms) may result in information disclosure.


Upgrade the bouncycastle packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.49+dfsg-3+deb8u2.

For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.54-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 99318

File Name: debian_DSA-3829.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/13/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bouncycastle, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6644

DSA: 3829