RHEL 5 : gnupg2 (RHSA-2010:0603)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48252


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated gnupg2 package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a tool for encrypting data and creating digital signatures, compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard and the S/MIME standard.

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way gpgsm, a Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) encryption and signing tool, handled X.509 certificates with a large number of Subject Alternate Names. A specially crafted X.509 certificate could, when imported, cause gpgsm to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-2547)

All gnupg2 users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected gnupg2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48252

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0603.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/08/05

Modified: 2017/01/04

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnupg2, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2547

BID: 41945

RHSA: 2010:0603