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    Debian: DSA-3649-1: gnupg security update

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    Felix Doerre and Vladimir Klebanov from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology discovered a flaw in the mixing functions of GnuPG's random number generator. An attacker who obtains 4640 bits from the RNG can trivially predict the next 160 bits of output.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3649-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    August 17, 2016                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gnupg
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-6313
    
    Felix Doerre and Vladimir Klebanov from the Karlsruhe Institute of
    Technology discovered a flaw in the mixing functions of GnuPG's random
    number generator. An attacker who obtains 4640 bits from the RNG can
    trivially predict the next 160 bits of output.
    
    A first analysis on the impact of this bug for GnuPG shows that existing
    RSA keys are not weakened. For DSA and Elgamal keys it is also unlikely
    that the private key can be predicted from other public information.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4.18-7+deb8u2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gnupg 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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