CVSS 3.1 Score 5.3 of 10 (medium)


Published Mar 21, 2024
CWE ID 200


CVE-2024-28834 is a cryptographic vulnerability, known as the Minerva attack, that affects GnuTLS. This vulnerability exploits deterministic behavior in GnuTLS systems and can lead to side-channel leaks. When using the GNUTLS_PRIVKEY_FLAG_REPRODUCIBLE flag, it can result in a noticeable step in nonce size from 513 to 512 bits, potentially exposing a timing side-channel. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM, with a base score of 5.3. The confidentiality impact is rated as HIGH. Remediation measures may include updating GnuTLS to the latest version or applying patches provided by the vendor to mitigate the risk of exploitation. Organizations should take this vulnerability seriously as it poses a potential danger to the confidentiality of sensitive information.

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