Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : gnupg vulnerability (USN-393-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 27978

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

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

Description

Tavis Ormandy discovered that gnupg was incorrectly using the stack.
If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted message, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected gnupg package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/393-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 27978

File Name: ubuntu_USN-393-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6235

BID: 21462

USN: 393-1