GLSA-200608-08 : GnuPG: Integer overflow vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22166


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-08 (GnuPG: Integer overflow vulnerability)

Evgeny Legerov discovered a vulnerability in GnuPG that when certain packets are handled an integer overflow may occur.
Impact :

By sending a specially crafted email to a user running an affected version of GnuPG, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running GnuPG.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GnuPG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4*'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22166

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3746

BID: 19110

OSVDB: 27664

GLSA: 200608-08