Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gnupg vulnerability (USN-304-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27879


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Evgeny Legerov discovered that GnuPG did not sufficiently check overly large user ID packets. Specially crafted user IDs caused a buffer overflow. By tricking an user or remote automated system into processing a malicous GnuPG message, an attacker could exploit this to crash GnuPG or possibly even execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gnupg package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27879

File Name: ubuntu_USN-304-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3082

OSVDB: 26770

USN: 304-1