Oracle Linux 5 : gnupg2 (ELSA-2010-0603)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0603 :

An updated gnupg2 package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a tool for encrypting data and
creating digital signatures, compliant with the proposed OpenPGP
Internet standard and the S/MIME standard.

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way gpgsm, a Cryptographic
Message Syntax (CMS) encryption and signing tool, handled X.509
certificates with a large number of Subject Alternate Names. A
specially crafted X.509 certificate could, when imported, cause gpgsm
to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-2547)

All gnupg2 users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-August/001577.html

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68078 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41945

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2547