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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory: GnuPG

Jun 01, 2001, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
From: Trustix Secure Linux Advisor <tsl@trustix.com>
Subject: TSLSA-2001-0009 - GnuPG
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 11:18:16 +0200


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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2001-0009

Package name:      GnuPG
Severity:          Remote arbitrary code execution vulnerability
Date:              2001-06-01
Affected versions: TSL 1.01, 1.1, 1.2

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Problem description:
  From
  <URI:<>http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2001-05/0281.html>:

  Hidden deep within its code is a format string vulnerability which can be 
  triggered simply by attempting to decrypt a file with a specially crafted 
  filename. This vulnerability can allow a malicious user to gain 
  unathorized access to the account which attempted the decryption. 

Action:
  We recommend that all systems with this package installed are upgraded.


Location:
  All TSL updates are available from
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>


Automatic updates:
  Users of the SWUP tool, can enjoy having updates automatically
  installed using 'swup --upgrade'.
  Note that kernel packages are not normally fit to be upgraded this way
  and therefore excluded in the default configuration.

  Get SWUP from:
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/software/swup/>


Questions?
  Check out our mailing lists:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/support/>


Verification:
  This advisory along with all TSL packages are signed with the TSL sign key.
  This key available from:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/TSL-GPG-KEY>

  The advisory itself is available from the errata page at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/trustix-1.2/>
  or directly at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/misc/2001/TSL-2001-0009-gnupg.asc.txt>

MD5sums of the packages:
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87f660776fcf0de42aa075342a8fb6d6  ./1.2/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.6-1tr.src.rpm
00ac255898db5e97baba2fe4083cdb78  ./1.2/RPMS/gnupg-1.0.6-1tr.i586.rpm
87f660776fcf0de42aa075342a8fb6d6  ./1.1/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.6-1tr.src.rpm
6dd900b24b7658608d19a6a1c8500b5d  ./1.1/RPMS/gnupg-1.0.6-1tr.i586.rpm
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Trustix Security Team
 
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Trustix Secure Linux Advisor
Homepage:           http://www.trustix.net/
Errata:             http://www.trustix.net/errata/
Automatic updates:  http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/software/swup/