Debian DSA-1231-1 : gnupg - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 23792

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


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.


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.

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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