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[GLSA-200503-29] GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-29
(GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack)


A flaw has been identified in an integrity checking mechanism of
the OpenPGP protocol.

Impact

An automated system using GnuPG that permits a possible hacker to
repeatedly discover the outcome of an integrity check (perhaps by
observing the time required to return a response, or via overly verbose
error messages) could theoretically reveal a small portion of
plaintext.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/303094
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0366


Solution:
All GnuPG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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