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1485921: CVE-2017-0379 libgcrypt: Missing input validation for X25519 curve

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Libgcrypt before 1.8.1 does not properly consider Curve25519 side-channel attacks, which makes it easier for attackers to discover a secret key, related to cipher/ecc.c and mpi/ec.c.

Find out more about CVE-2017-0379 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 4.4
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 libgcrypt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libgcrypt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libgcrypt Not affected
RHEV Manager 3 mingw-virt-viewer Not affected
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