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Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-2356-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-2356-01
Posted Jun 9, 2021
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-2356-01 - Nettle is a cryptographic library that is designed to fit easily in almost any context: In crypto toolkits for object-oriented languages, such as C++, Python, or Pike, in applications like LSH or GNUPG, or even in kernel space.

tags | advisory, kernel, crypto, python
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2021-20305
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-2356-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: nettle security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2021:2356-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:2356
Issue date: 2021-06-09
CVE Names: CVE-2021-20305
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1. Summary:

An update for nettle is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6
Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Telco Extended Update
Support, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Update Services for SAP
Solutions.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 7.6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server E4S (v. 7.6) - ppc64le, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server TUS (v. 7.6) - x86_64

3. Description:

Nettle is a cryptographic library that is designed to fit easily in almost
any context: In crypto toolkits for object-oriented languages, such as C++,
Python, or Pike, in applications like LSH or GNUPG, or even in kernel
space.

Security Fix(es):

* nettle: Out of bounds memory access in signature verification
(CVE-2021-20305)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE
page(s) listed in the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1942533 - CVE-2021-20305 nettle: Out of bounds memory access in signature verification

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 7.6):

Source:
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.src.rpm

x86_64:
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm
nettle-debuginfo-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-debuginfo-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm
nettle-devel-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-devel-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server E4S (v. 7.6):

Source:
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.src.rpm

ppc64le:
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.ppc64le.rpm
nettle-debuginfo-2.7.1-9.el7_6.ppc64le.rpm
nettle-devel-2.7.1-9.el7_6.ppc64le.rpm

x86_64:
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm
nettle-debuginfo-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-debuginfo-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm
nettle-devel-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-devel-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server TUS (v. 7.6):

Source:
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.src.rpm

x86_64:
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm
nettle-debuginfo-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-debuginfo-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm
nettle-devel-2.7.1-9.el7_6.i686.rpm
nettle-devel-2.7.1-9.el7_6.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-20305
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2021 Red Hat, Inc.
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