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USN-2307-1: GPGME vulnerability

6 August 2014

GPGME could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a specially crafted certificate.




Tomáš Trnka discovered that GPGME incorrectly handled certain certificate
line lengths. An attacker could use this issue to cause applications using
GPGME to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.