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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.

Releases

Packages

Details

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.

References