USN-3347-1: Libgcrypt vulnerabilities
03 July 2017
Several security issues were fixed in Libgcrypt.
- libgcrypt11 - LGPL Crypto library
- libgcrypt20 - LGPL Crypto library
Daniel J. Bernstein, Joachim Breitner, Daniel Genkin, Leon Groot
Bruinderink, Nadia Heninger, Tanja Lange, Christine van Vredendaal, and
Yuval Yarom discovered that Libgcrypt was susceptible to an attack via
side channels. A local attacker could use this attack to recover RSA
private keys. (CVE-2017-7526)
It was discovered that Libgcrypt was susceptible to an attack via
side channels. A local attacker could use this attack to possibly recover
EdDSA private keys. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu
16.10 and Ubuntu 17.04. (CVE-2017-9526)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.