Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : gnupg, gnupg2 vulnerability (USN-2258-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76276
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJean-Rene Reinhard, Olivier Levillain and Florian Maury discovered that GnuPG incorrectly handled certain OpenPGP messages. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted message, GnuPG could consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gnupg and / or gnupg2 packages.