Debian Security Advisory

DLA-0012-1 gnupg -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jun 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 752497.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-4617.
More information:

Jean-Rene 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 Debian 6 Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in gnupg version 1.4.10-4+squeeze5