Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2773-1 gnupg -- several vulnerabilities
- Date Reported:
- 10 Oct 2013
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 725439, Bug 722722.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-4351, CVE-2013-4402.
- More information:
Two vulnerabilities were discovered in GnuPG, the GNU privacy guard, a free PGP replacement. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
When a key or subkey had its
key flagssubpacket set to all bits off, GnuPG currently would treat the key as having all bits set. That is, where the owner wanted to indicate
no use permitted, GnuPG would interpret it as
all use permitted. Such
no use permittedkeys are rare and only used in very special circumstances.
Infinite recursion in the compressed packet parser was possible with crafted input data, which may be used to cause a denial of service.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.10-4+squeeze3.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.12-7+deb7u2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.15-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your gnupg packages.