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USN-432-2: GnuPG2, GPGME vulnerability

13 March 2007

GnuPG2, GPGME vulnerability



USN-432-1 fixed a vulnerability in GnuPG. This update provides the
corresponding updates for GnuPG2 and the GPGME library.

Original advisory details:

Gerardo Richarte from Core Security Technologies discovered that when
gnupg is used without --status-fd, there is no way to distinguish
initial unsigned messages from a following signed message. An attacker
could inject an unsigned message, which could fool the user into
thinking the message was entirely signed by the original sender.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • libgpgme11 - 1.1.2-2ubuntu0.1
  • gnupg2 - 1.9.21-0ubuntu5.3
Ubuntu 6.06
  • libgpgme11 - 1.1.0-1ubuntu0.1

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


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