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
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionKB 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gnupg and / or gnupg2 packages.