Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gnupg (MDKSA-2006:043)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20942


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Tavis Ormandy discovered it is possible to make gpg incorrectly return success when verifying an invalid signature file.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected gnupg package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20942

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-043.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/02/19

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0455

MDKSA: 2006:043