Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : gnupg vulnerability (USN-389-1)

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 :

A buffer overflow was discovered in GnuPG. By tricking a user into
running gpg interactively on a specially crafted message, an attacker
could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. This
vulnerability is not exposed when running gpg in batch mode.

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27972 ()

Bugtraq ID: 21306

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6169