Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gnupg (MDKSA-2006:221)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24605


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Buffer overflow in the ask_outfile_name function in openfile.c for GnuPG (gpg) 1.4 and 2.0, when running interactively, might allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via messages that cause the make_printable_string function to return a longer string than expected while constructing a prompt.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected gnupg and / or gnupg2 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24605

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-221.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gnupg, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gnupg2, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6169

BID: 21306

MDKSA: 2006:221