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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0754

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0754.

GnuPG is a utility for encrypting data and creating digital signatures.

Tavis Ormandy discovered a stack overwrite flaw in the way GnuPG decrypts
messages. An attacker could create carefully crafted message that could cause
GnuPG to execute arbitrary code if a victim attempts to decrypt the message.

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way GnuPG constructs
messages to be written to the terminal during an interactive session. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted message which with user interaction
could cause GnuPG to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user running GnuPG. (CVE-2006-6169)

All users of GnuPG are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-6169
BugTraq ID: 21306
Bugtraq: 20061127 GnuPG 1.4 and 2.0 buffer overflow (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20061201 rPSA-2006-0224-1 gnupg (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1231 (Google Search)
SGI Security Advisory: 20061201-01-P
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2006:075 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: gnupg-openfile-bo(30550)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-6235
BugTraq ID: 21462
Bugtraq: 20061206 GnuPG: remotely controllable function pointer [CVE-2006-6235] (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20061206 rPSA-2006-0227-1 gnupg (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#427009
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:028 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: gnupg-openpgp-code-execution(30711)
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