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[GLSA-200608-08] GnuPG: Integer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GnuPG: Integer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-08
(GnuPG: Integer overflow vulnerability)


Evgeny Legerov discovered a vulnerability in GnuPG that when certain
packets are handled an integer overflow may occur.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted email to a user running an affected
version of GnuPG, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running GnuPG.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3746


Solution:
All GnuPG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4.5"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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