Ubuntu 6.10 : gnupg2 vulnerabilities (USN-393-2)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-389-1 and USN-393-1 fixed vulnerabilities in gnupg. This update
provides the corresponding updates for gnupg2.

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.
(CVE-2006-6169)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that gnupg was incorrectly using
the stack. If a user were tricked into processing a
specially crafted message, an attacker could execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2006-6235).

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg-agent, gnupg2 and / or gpgsm packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27979 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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