Fedora Core 4 : gnupg- (2006-147)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21076


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Tavis Ormandy discovered a flaw in the way GnuPG verifies cryptographically signed data with inline signatures. It is possible for an attacker to add unsigned text to a signed message in such a way so that when the signed text is extracted, the unsigned text is extracted as well, appearing as if it had been signed. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0049 to this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gnupg and / or gnupg-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21076

File Name: fedora_2006-147.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/03/14

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gnupg, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gnupg-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0049

FEDORA: 2006-147