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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-6489

The RSA and DSA decryption code in Nettle makes it easier for attackers to discover private keys via a cache side channel attack.
Publish Date : 2017-04-14 Last Update Date : 2020-11-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 203

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:2582: nettle security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20162582 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-6489

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Nettle Project Nettle * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Hpc Node 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Nettle Project Nettle 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Hpc Node 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2016-6489

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-21
GENTOO GLSA-201706-21
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2582.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2582
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/07/29/7
MLIST [oss-security] 20160729 Re: CVE Request: nettle's RSA code is vulnerable to cache sharing related attacks
https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/596.pdf
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1362016 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3193-1
UBUNTU USN-3193-1
https://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle/commit/3fe1d6549765ecfb24f0b80b2ed086fdc818bff3 CONFIRM
https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuapr2020.html
N/A N/A

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-6489

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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