RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : gnupg (RHSA-2006:0754)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated GnuPG packages that fix two security issues are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

GnuPG is a utility for encrypting data and creating digital
signatures.

Tavis Ormandy discovered a stack overwrite flaw in the way GnuPG
decrypts messages. An attacker could create carefully crafted message
that could cause GnuPG to execute arbitrary code if a victim attempts
to decrypt the message. (CVE-2006-6235)

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way GnuPG
constructs messages to be written to the terminal during an
interactive session. An attacker could create a carefully crafted
message which with user interaction could cause GnuPG to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running GnuPG.
(CVE-2006-6169)

All users of GnuPG are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6169.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6235.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0754.html

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23798 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6169
CVE-2006-6235