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VPR Score: 5.8
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-389-1 and USN-393-1 fixed vulnerabilities in gnupg. This update provides the corresponding updates for gnupg2.
A buffer overflow was discovered in GnuPG. By tricking a user into running gpg interactively on a specially crafted message, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. This vulnerability is not exposed when running gpg in batch mode.
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. (CVE-2006-6235).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected gnupg-agent, gnupg2 and / or gpgsm packages.