Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
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.
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).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected gnupg-agent, gnupg2 and / or gpgsm packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false