Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : gnupg, gnupg2 vulnerability (USN-1570-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62179


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that GnuPG used a short ID when downloading keys from a keyserver, even if a long ID was requested. An attacker could possibly use this to return a different key with a duplicate short key id.

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.


Update the affected gnupg and / or gnupg2 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62179

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1570-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/18

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnupg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnupg2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/17

Reference Information

OSVDB: 85725

USN: 1570-1