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[DSA993] DSA-993-2 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, can be tricked to emit a "good signature" status message
when a valid signature is included which does not belong to the data
packet. This update basically adds fixed packages for woody whose
version turned out to be vulnerable as well.
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 has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your gnupg package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-993
Threat Level: High
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