Debian DSA-1231-1 : gnupg - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 23792

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU privacy guard, a free PGP replacement, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2006-6169 Werner Koch discovered that a buffer overflow in a sanitising function may lead to execution of arbitrary code when running gnupg interactively.

- CVE-2006-6235 Tavis Ormandy discovered that parsing a carefully crafted OpenPGP packet may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, as a function pointer of an internal structure may be controlled through the decryption routines.

Solution

Upgrade the gnupg packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.1-1.sarge6.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.6-1.

See Also

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=401894

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=401898

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=401914

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2006-6169

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2006-6235

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1231

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 23792

File Name: debian_DSA-1231.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/12/11

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6169, CVE-2006-6235

DSA: 1231