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Debian: DSA-3296-1: libcrypto++ security update

Date 29 Jun 2015
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Evgeny Sidorov discovered that libcrypto++, a general purpose C++ cryptographic library, did not properly implement blinding to mask private key operations for the Rabin-Williams digital signature algorithm. This could allow remote attackers to mount a timing attack

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3296-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Alessandro Ghedini
June 29, 2015                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libcrypto++
CVE ID         : CVE-2015-2141

Evgeny Sidorov discovered that libcrypto++, a general purpose C++
cryptographic library, did not properly implement blinding to mask
private key operations for the Rabin-Williams digital signature
algorithm. This could allow remote attackers to mount a timing attack
and retrieve the user's private key.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed
in version 5.6.1-6+deb7u1.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.6.1-6+deb8u1.

For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem will be fixed
in version 5.6.1-7.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.6.1-7.

We recommend that you upgrade your libcrypto++ packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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