Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : gnupg vulnerability (USN-264-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered a flaw in gnupg's signature verification. In
some cases, certain invalid signature formats could cause gpg to
report a 'good signature' result for auxiliary unsigned data which was
prepended or appended to the checked message part.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21182 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0049