gnupg -- several vulnerabilities

2013-10-10T00:00:00
ID DSA-2773
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2013-10-10T00:00:00

Description

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 flags subpacket 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 permitted keys 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.