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

    Date29 Jun 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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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