Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gnupg2 (MDVSA-2010:143)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48209


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in gnupg2 :

Importing a certificate with more than 98 Subject Alternate Names via GPGSM's import command or implicitly while verifying a signature causes GPGSM to reallocate an array with the names. The bug is that the reallocation code misses assigning the reallocated array to the old array variable and thus the old and freed array will be used.
Usually this leads to a segv (CVE-2010-2547).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected gnupg2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48209

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-143.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/08/02

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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:gnupg2, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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: 2010/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2547

BID: 41945

MDVSA: 2010:143