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Debian Security Advisory: New version of gnupg installed

Nov 13, 2000, 20:50 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 17:53:26 -0800
From: debian-security-announce@LISTS.DEBIAN.ORG
Subject: [SECURITY] New version of gnupg installed

Debian Security Advisory                                        security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Wichert Akkerman 
November 11, 2000

Package: gnupg
Debian-specific: no

The version of gnupg that was distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 had a logic error in the code that checks for valid signatures which could cause false positive results: Jim Small discovered that if the input contained multiple signed sections the exit-code gnupg returned was only valid for the last section, so improperly signed other sections were not noticed.

This has been fixed in version 1.0.4-1 and we recommend that you upgrade your gnupg package to that version. Please note that this version of gnupg includes the RSA code directly instead of relying on the gpg-rsa package. This means that the "load-extension rsa" command in ~/.gnupg/options is no longer needed and must be removed: gnupg will not work correctly if it tries to load an extension that is not present.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures.

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: bedf28e6875df5f632cbf1f210a653a4
MD5 checksum: 9d61f9b13287acb6b0dcf14cc80f8c64
MD5 checksum: bef2267bfe9b74a00906a78db34437f9

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: f572217d63102a55a9e4704aed9b1c9d

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: eb43fb088b488002fa4c06c0d8d69eb2

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: ef2ed6b922db2ed215f2fb857db80730

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 607202c40ec908fa2ab10b20a1235ff2

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: ade5f42869502dfb128bd2b6279ab111

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: 37a850c6363498f90d3f719ada8d71db

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp:ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org