Debian Security Advisory

DLA-593-1 nettle -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
11 Aug 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 832983.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6489.
More information:

The cryptographic library nettle had a potential information leak problem reported.

  • CVE-2016-6489

    RSA code is vulnerable to cache sharing related attacks.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this problems has been fixed in version 2.4-3+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your nettle packages.

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