USN-393-1: GnuPG vulnerability

07 December 2006

GnuPG vulnerability



Tavis Ormandy discovered that gnupg was incorrectly using the stack. If
a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted message, an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • gnupg - 1.4.3-2ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 6.06
  • gnupg -
Ubuntu 5.10
  • gnupg - 1.4.1-1ubuntu1.6

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.


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