CVSS 3.1 Score 5.9 of 10 (medium)


Published Mar 6, 2024
Updated: Mar 7, 2024
CWE ID 208


CVE-2024-2236 is a timing-based side-channel vulnerability found in libgcrypt's RSA implementation. This flaw can be exploited by a remote attacker to launch a Bleichenbacher-style attack, potentially leading to the decryption of RSA ciphertexts. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 5.9 according to the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) version 3.1. It does not require any privileges or user interaction, and it can be exploited over a network. The impact on confidentiality is rated as HIGH, while integrity and availability are not affected. Remediation measures should be taken promptly to mitigate the potential danger this vulnerability poses to organizations using libgcrypt's RSA implementation.

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