GnuPG 1.x before 1.4.16 generates RSA keys using sequences of introductions with certain patterns that introduce a side channel, which allows physically proximate attackers to extract RSA keys via a chosen-ciphertext attack and acoustic cryptanalysis during decryption. NOTE: applications are not typically expected to protect themselves from acoustic side-channel attacks, since this is arguably the responsibility of the physical device. Accordingly, issues of this type would not normally receive a CVE identifier. However, for this issue, the developer has specified a security policy in which GnuPG should offer side-channel resistance, and developer-specified security-policy violations are within the scope of CVE.
NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.
|Base Score:||2.9||Base Metrics:||AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N|
|Access Vector:||Adjacent network||Attack Complexity:||Medium|
|Authentication:||None required||Confidentiality Impact:||Partial|
|Integrity Impact:||None||Availability Impact:||None|
|Oracle Linux version 5 (gnupg)||ELSA-2014-0016||2014-01-08|
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