USN-3675-3: GnuPG vulnerability
18 June 2018
GnuPG could be made to incorrectly interpret the status of the cryptographic operation if it received specially crafted file.
- gnupg - GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement
USN-3675-1 fixed a vulnerability in GnuPG. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Marcus Brinkmann discovered that during decryption or verification,
GnuPG did not properly filter out terminal sequences when reporting the
original filename. An attacker could use this to specially craft a file
that would cause an application parsing GnuPG output to incorrectly
interpret the status of the cryptographic operation reported by GnuPG.