Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : gnupg2 vulnerability (USN-970-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that GPGSM in GnuPG2 did not correctly handle
certificates with a large number of Subject Alternate Names. If a user
or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted
certificate, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48315 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41945

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2547