Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : gnupg, gnupg2 vulnerability (USN-2258-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jean-René Reinhard, Olivier Levillain and Florian Maury discovered
that GnuPG incorrectly handled certain OpenPGP messages. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted
message, GnuPG could consume resources, resulting in a denial of

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg and / or gnupg2 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76276 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68156

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4617