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[DSA978] DSA-978-1 gnupg Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Tavis Ormandy noticed that gnupg, the GNU privacy guard - a free PGP
replacement, verifies external signatures of files successfully even
though they don't contain a signature at all.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your gnupg package.
Please note that this security advisory has been superseeded by
DSA 993. Therefore, the
updated packages are no longer available from this page.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-978
Threat Level: High
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