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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3733-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3733-1
Posted Aug 7, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3733-1 - Daniel J. Bernstein, Joachim Breitner, Daniel Genkin, Leon Groot Bruinderink, Nadia Heninger, Tanja Lange, Christine van Vredendaal, and Yuval Yarom discovered that GnuPG is vulnerable to a cache side-channel attack. A local attacker could use this attack to recover RSA private keys.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-7526
MD5 | 1e04040a0f99386a8b56262eec323ea2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3733-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3733-1
August 07, 2018

gnupg vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

GnuPG could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- - gnupg: GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement

Details:

Daniel J. Bernstein, Joachim Breitner, Daniel Genkin, Leon Groot Bruinderink,
Nadia Heninger, Tanja Lange, Christine van Vredendaal, and Yuval Yarom
discovered that GnuPG is vulnerable to a cache side-channel attack. A local
attacker could use this attack to recover RSA private keys.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
gnupg 1.4.20-1ubuntu3.3
gnupg-curl 1.4.20-1ubuntu3.3
gpgv 1.4.20-1ubuntu3.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
gnupg 1.4.16-1ubuntu2.6
gnupg-curl 1.4.16-1ubuntu2.6
gpgv 1.4.16-1ubuntu2.6

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3733-1
CVE-2017-7526, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1785176

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg/1.4.20-1ubuntu3.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg/1.4.16-1ubuntu2.6

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