[USN-3064-1] GnuPG vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Aug 18 19:17:42 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3064-1
August 18, 2016

gnupg vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


GnuPG incorrectly generated random numbers.

Software Description:
- gnupg: GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement


Felix Dörre and Vladimir Klebanov discovered that GnuPG incorrectly handled
mixing functions in the random number generator. An attacker able to obtain
4640 bits from the RNG can trivially predict the next 160 bits of output.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  gnupg                           1.4.20-1ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  gnupg                           1.4.16-1ubuntu2.4

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gnupg                           1.4.11-3ubuntu2.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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