Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : gnupg, gnupg2 vulnerability (USN-1682-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63467


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


KB Sriram discovered that GnuPG incorrectly handled certain malformed keys. If a user or automated system were tricked into importing a malformed key, the GnuPG keyring could become corrupted.

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: Medium

ID: 63467

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1682-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/10

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6085

BID: 57102

USN: 1682-1