RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : gnupg (RHSA-2006:0571)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22069


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An 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.


Update the affected gnupg package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22069

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0571.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/19

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3082

BID: 18554

OSVDB: 26770

RHSA: 2006:0571