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[GLSA-200503-29] GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-29
(GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack)
A flaw has been identified in an integrity checking mechanism of
the OpenPGP protocol.
An automated system using GnuPG that allows a possible hacker to
repeatedly discover the outcome of an integrity check (perhaps by
observing the time required to return a response, or via overly verbose
error messages) could theoretically reveal a small portion of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GnuPG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4.1"
Threat Level: Low
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