Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Evgeny Legerov discovered that GnuPG did not sufficiently check overly
large user ID packets. Specially crafted user IDs caused a buffer
overflow. By tricking an user or remote automated system into
processing a malicous GnuPG message, an attacker could exploit this to
crash GnuPG or possibly even execute arbitrary code.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected gnupg package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0