GLSA-200608-08 : GnuPG: Integer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-08
(GnuPG: Integer overflow vulnerability)

Evgeny Legerov discovered a vulnerability in GnuPG that when certain
packets are handled an integer overflow may occur.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted email to a user running an affected
version of GnuPG, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running GnuPG.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-08.xml

Solution :

All GnuPG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4*'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22166 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3746