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USN-5503-2: GnuPG vulnerability

12 July 2022

GnuPG could allow forged signatures.

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Releases

Packages

  • gnupg - GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement
  • gnupg2 - GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement

Details

USN-5503-1 fixed a vulnerability in GnuPG. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Demi Marie Obenour discovered that GnuPG incorrectly handled injection in
the status message. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
forge signatures.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5503-1: gpg-wks-client, gpg-agent, gpgv-win32, gnupg-l10n, gnupg-agent, gpg-wks-server, gpgv-static, gpgv2, gpgsm, gnupg-utils, gnupg, gpgv, scdaemon, gnupg2, gpgconf, gpg, dirmngr