GLSA-201407-04 : GnuPG: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76545


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201407-04 (GnuPG: Denial of Service)

GnuPG does not properly handle a specially crated compressed packet resulting in an infinite loop.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker can cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GnuPG 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/gnupg-2.0.24' All GnuPG 1.4 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4.17'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76545

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201407-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/07/17

Modified: 2016/09/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gnupg, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4617

BID: 68156

OSVDB: 108367

GLSA: 201407-04