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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.131218
Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2016-0061
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2016-0061
Description:Summary:
Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2016-0061

Vulnerability Insight:
Updated nettle2.7 and nettle packages fix security vulnerabilities: Two carry propagation bugs in elliptic curve scalar multiplications that affect the NIST P-256 curve. The bugs are in the C code and affect multiple architectures (CVE-2015-8803, CVE-2015-8805). A carry propagation bug in elliptic curve scalar multiplications that affect the NIST P-384 curve. The bug is in the assembly code and only affects the x86_64 architecture (CVE-2015-8804).

Solution:
Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

CVSS Score:
7.5

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-8803
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-February/176807.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-February/177473.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-February/177229.html
https://blog.fuzzing-project.org/38-Miscomputations-of-elliptic-curve-scalar-multiplications-in-Nettle.html
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2016-01/msg00006.html
https://lists.lysator.liu.se/pipermail/nettle-bugs/2015/003028.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/02/02/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/02/03/1
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2016:2582
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2582.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2016:0475 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-02/msg00091.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2016:0477 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-02/msg00093.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2016:0486 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-02/msg00100.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2897-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-8804
https://lists.lysator.liu.se/pipermail/nettle-bugs/2015/003024.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-8805
BugTraq ID: 84272
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84272
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2016 Eero Volotinen

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