Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : gnupg vulnerability (USN-432-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 28026

Synopsis

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

Description

Gerardo Richarte from Core Security Technologies discovered that when gnupg is used without --status-fd, there is no way to distinguish initial unsigned messages from a following signed message. An attacker could inject an unsigned message, which could fool the user into thinking the message was entirely signed by the original sender.

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.

Solution

Update the affected gnupg package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/432-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28026

File Name: ubuntu_USN-432-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2007

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1263, CVE-2007-1264, CVE-2007-1265, CVE-2007-1266, CVE-2007-1267, CVE-2007-1268, CVE-2007-1269

BID: 22757

USN: 432-1