RHEL 7 : gnupg2 (RHSA-2018:2181)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111034


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for gnupg2 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* gnupg2: Improper sanitization of filenames allows for the display of
fake status messages and the bypass of signature verification

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a
CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s)
listed in the References section.


Update the affected gnupg2, gnupg2-debuginfo and / or gnupg2-smime

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111034

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-2181.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/12

Modified: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnupg2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnupg2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnupg2-smime, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12020

RHSA: 2018:2181

IAVA: 2018-A-0193