Debian Security Advisory
DLA-768-1 pgpdump -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 30 Dec 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 773747.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4021.
- More information:
The read_binary function in buffer.c in pgpdump, a PGP packet visualizer, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via crafted input. This was assigned CVE-2016-4021.
Also, the read_radix64 function the might read data from beyond the end of a buffer from crafted input.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.27-1+deb7u1.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems will be fixed in version 0.28-1+deb8u1, part of the upcoming point release
For Debian 9
Sid, these problems have been fixed in version 0.31-0.1
We recommend that you upgrade your pgpdump packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS