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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1231-1 (gnupg)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to gnupg announced via advisory DSA 1231-1. Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU privacy, a free PGP replacement, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2006-6169 Werner Koch discovered that a buffer overflow in a sanitising function may lead to execution of arbitrary code when running gnupg interactively. CVE-2006-6235 Tavis Ormandy discovered that parsing a carefully crafted OpenPGP packet may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, as a function pointer of an internal structure may be controlled through the decryption routines.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.1-1.sarge6. For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.6-1. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.6-1. We recommend that you upgrade your gnupg packages. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201231-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)