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Nettle vulnerability

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3193-1
  • Date: February 06, 2017


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3193-1
February 06, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Nettle could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description:
- nettle: low level cryptographic library (public-key cryptos)

Details:

It was discovered that Nettle incorrectly mitigated certain timing
side-channel attacks. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to
recover private keys.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
libnettle6 3.2-1ubuntu0.16.10.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libnettle6 3.2-1ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libnettle4 2.7.1-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libnettle4 2.4-1ubuntu0.1

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3193-1
CVE-2016-6489

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nettle/3.2-1ubuntu0.16.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nettle/3.2-1ubuntu0.16.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nettle/2.7.1-1ubuntu0.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nettle/2.4-1ubuntu0.1


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