Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gnupg (MDKSA-2006:221)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Buffer overflow in the ask_outfile_name function in openfile.c for
GnuPG (gpg) 1.4 and 2.0, when running interactively, might allow
attackers to execute arbitrary code via messages that cause the
make_printable_string function to return a longer string than expected
while constructing a prompt.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected gnupg and / or gnupg2 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24605 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-221.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 21306

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6169

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