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[ GLSA 200612-03 ] GnuPG: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 14:31:37 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200612-03
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: GnuPG: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: December 10, 2006
      Bugs: #156476, #156947
        ID: 200612-03

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Synopsis
========

GnuPG is vulnerable to a buffer overflow and an erroneous function
pointer dereference that can result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The GNU Privacy Guard, GnuPG, is a free replacement for the PGP suite
of cryptographic software.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-crypt/gnupg       < 1.4.6                            >= 1.4.6

Description
===========

Hugh Warrington has reported a boundary error in GnuPG, in the
"ask_outfile_name()" function from openfile.c: the
make_printable_string() function could return a string longer than
expected. Additionally, Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Security Team
reported a design error in which a function pointer can be incorrectly
dereferenced.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to interactively use GnuPG on a
crafted file and trigger the boundary error, which will result in a
buffer overflow. They could also entice a user to process a signed or
encrypted file with gpg or gpgv, possibly called through another
application like a mail client, to trigger the dereference error. Both
of these vulnerabilities would result in the execution of arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running GnuPG. gpg-agent, gpgsm
and other tools are not affected.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All GnuPG users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4.6"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-6169
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6169
  [ 2 ] CVE-2006-6235
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6235

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-03.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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