DescriptionA Bleichenbacher type side-channel based padding oracle attack was found in the way gnutls handles verification of RSA decrypted PKCS#1 v1.5 data. An attacker who is able to run process on the same physical core as the victim process, could use this to extract plaintext or in some cases downgrade any TLS connections to a vulnerable server.
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NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnutls28 (PTS)stretch3.5.8-5+deb9u5vulnerable
stretch (security)3.5.8-5+deb9u1vulnerable
buster (security)3.6.7-4+deb10u4fixed
bullseye, sid3.6.15-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - gnutls28 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - gnutls28 <ignored> (Too invasive to fix, requires newer nettle shared lib -
CVE-2018-16869 must be fixed first and a new build dependency on this new
nettle version.

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