[USN-5080-2] Libgcrypt vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu Sep 16 17:08:26 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5080-2
September 16, 2021

libgcrypt20 vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


Libgcrypt could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- libgcrypt20: LGPL Crypto library


USN-5080-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Libgcrypt. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that Libgcrypt incorrectly handled ElGamal encryption. An
 attacker could possibly use this issue to recover sensitive information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  libgcrypt20                     1.6.5-2ubuntu0.6+esm1

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

  CVE-2021-33560, CVE-2021-40528
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