Amazon Linux AMI : gnupg Remote Attack Vulnerability (ALAS-2013-236)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

GnuPG: infinite recursion in the compressed packet parser DoS

GnuPG 1.4.x, 2.0.x, and 2.1.x treats a key flags subpacket with all
bits cleared (no usage permitted) as if it has all bits set (all usage
permitted), which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended
cryptographic protection mechanisms by leveraging the subkey.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update gnupg' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70898 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4351