Out-of-bounds Write Affecting nettle Open this link in a new tab package, versions <3.5.1+really3.5.1-2ubuntu0.1

  • Attack Complexity


  • Confidentiality


  • Integrity


  • Availability


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  • published

    7 Apr 2021

  • disclosed

    5 Apr 2021

How to fix?

Upgrade Ubuntu:20.04 nettle to version 3.5.1+really3.5.1-2ubuntu0.1 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply to the upstream nettle package. See How to fix? for Ubuntu:20.04 relevant versions.

A flaw was found in Nettle in versions before 3.7.2, where several Nettle signature verification functions (GOST DSA, EDDSA & ECDSA) result in the Elliptic Curve Cryptography point (ECC) multiply function being called with out-of-range scalers, possibly resulting in incorrect results. This flaw allows an attacker to force an invalid signature, causing an assertion failure or possible validation. The highest threat to this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability.