CVE-2018-10846

NameCVE-2018-10846
DescriptionA cache-based side channel in GnuTLS implementation that leads to plain text recovery in cross-VM attack setting was found. An attacker could use a combination of "Just in Time" Prime+probe attack in combination with Lucky-13 attack to recover plain text using crafted packets.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1560-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnutls28 (PTS)jessie3.3.8-6+deb8u7vulnerable
jessie (security)3.3.30-0+deb8u1fixed
stretch3.5.8-5+deb9u4vulnerable
stretch (security)3.5.8-5+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid3.5.19-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gnutls26source(unstable)(unfixed)low
gnutls28source(unstable)(unfixed)low
gnutls28sourceexperimental3.6.3-1low
gnutls28sourcejessie3.3.30-0+deb8u1lowDLA-1560-1

Notes

https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/merge_requests/657
https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/commit/ce671a6db9e47006cff152d485091141b1569f39 (master)
The proposed fix is to introduce a new option to force encrypt-then-mac
instead of correcting the issue.
https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/747

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