GLSA-201110-15 : GnuPG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201110-15
(GnuPG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The GPGSM utility in GnuPG contains a use-after-free vulnerability that
may be exploited when importing a crafted X.509 certificate explicitly or
during the signature verification process.

Impact :

An unauthenticated remote attacker may execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running GnuPG by enticing them to import a crafted

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All GnuPG 2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/gnupg-2.0.16-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56590 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41945

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2547