Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2968-1 gnupg2 -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 27 Jun 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 752498.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-4617.
- More information:
Jean-René Reinhard, Olivier Levillain and Florian Maury reported that GnuPG, the GNU Privacy Guard, did not properly parse certain garbled compressed data packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to mount a denial of service against GnuPG by triggering an infinite loop.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.19-2+deb7u2.
For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.24-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.24-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your gnupg2 packages.