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Security Linux News for Jun 01, 2001

  • Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory: GnuPG (2001-06-01 18:34:38)
    "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."

  • GnuPG security fix 1.0.6 (2001-06-01 15:50:08)
    A new version of GnuPG addressing several security issues and more minor bug fixes and enhancements is out: "Although the posted exploit code can only be used with a special knowledge of the target machine, I STRONGLY ADVISE UPDATING GnuPG to this new version." Complete announcement and a lengthy mirror list within.