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[security-alerts] FW: [SA23245] GnuPG OpenPGP Message Decryption Vulnerability



> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> TITLE:
> GnuPG OpenPGP Message Decryption Vulnerability
> 
> SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
> SA23245
> 
> VERIFY ADVISORY:
> http://secunia.com/advisories/23245/
> 
> CRITICAL:
> Highly critical
> 
> IMPACT:
> System access
> 
> WHERE:
> From remote
> 
> SOFTWARE:
> GnuPG / gpg 2.x
> http://secunia.com/product/12760/
> GnuPG / gpg 1.4.x
> http://secunia.com/product/8087/
> GnuPG / gpg 1.0.x
> http://secunia.com/product/2573/
> GnuPG / gpg 1.2.x
> http://secunia.com/product/309/
> GnuPG / gpg 1.3.x
> http://secunia.com/product/2591/
> 
> DESCRIPTION:
> Tavis Ormandy has reported a vulnerability in GnuPG, which can be
> exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
> 
> The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the decryption of
> malformed OpenPGP messages. This can be exploited to corrupt memory
> when decrypting a specially crafted OpenPGP message.
> 
> Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
> 
> The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 1.4.6 and 2.0.2.
> 
> SOLUTION:
> Update to a fixed version or apply patch.
> 
> GnuPG 1.4:
> Update to version 1.4.6 or apply patch.
> 
> GnuPG 2.0:
> Apply patch.
> 
> PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
> Tavis Ormandy
> 
> ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
> http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2006q4/000491.html
> 



 




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