RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : gnupg (RHSA-2006:0571)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22069
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated GnuPG package that fixes a security issue is now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
GnuPG is a utility for encrypting data and creating digital signatures.
An integer overflow flaw was found in GnuPG. An attacker could create a carefully crafted message packet with a large length that could cause GnuPG to crash or possibly overwrite memory when opened.
All users of GnuPG are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected gnupg package.