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Gentoo Linux Advisory: kgpg

Nov 11, 2002, 20:24 (0 Talkback[s])

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200211-002
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PACKAGE : kgpg
SUMMARY : keys generated in wizard have an empty passphrase
DATE    : 2002-11-10 13:11 UTC
EXPLOIT : local

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- From http://devel-home.kde.org/~kgpg/bug.html

A bug in Kgpg's key generation affects all secret keys generated 
through Kgpg's wizard. (Bug does not affect keys created in 
console/expert mode). All keys created through the wizard have an 
empty passphrase, which means that if someone has access to your 
computer and can read your secret key, he/she can decrypt your files 
whitout the need of a passphrase. 

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-crypt/kgpg-0.8.2 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge kgpg
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
hannes@gentoo.org
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