Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gnupg vulnerability (USN-304-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Evgeny Legerov discovered that GnuPG did not sufficiently check overly
large user ID packets. Specially crafted user IDs caused a buffer
overflow. By tricking an user or remote automated system into
processing a malicous GnuPG message, an attacker could exploit this to
crash GnuPG or possibly even execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27879 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3082