Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gnupg vulnerability (USN-332-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 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 the
validity of the comment and a control field. Specially crafted GPG
data could cause a buffer overflow. This could be exploited to execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges if an attacker can trick an
user into processing a malicious encrypted/signed document with gnupg.

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27911 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19110

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3746