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[DSA1231] DSA-1231-1 gnupg Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU privacy guard,
a free PGP replacement, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
Werner Koch discovered that a buffer overflow in a sanitising function
may lead to execution of arbitrary code when running gnupg
Tavis Ormandy discovered that parsing a carefully crafted OpenPGP
packet may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, as a function
pointer of an internal structure may be controlled through the
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been
fixed in version 1.4.6-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your gnupg packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1231
Threat Level: High
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