Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3073-1 libgcrypt11 -- security update

Date Reported:
16 Nov 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-5270.
More information:

Daniel Genkin, Itamar Pipman and Eran Tromer discovered that Elgamal encryption subkeys in applications using the libgcrypt11 library, for example GnuPG 2.x, could be leaked via a side-channel attack.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.0-5+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libgcrypt11 packages.