Security update for gpg
(Last modified: 02DEC2003)
solutions Security update for gpg SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1e68d2df30cb7c2363583ce10e998207)
- A format string error in code that is responsible for key retrieval from hkp keyservers on the internet may be exploited by a keyserver admin or an attacker doing a man-in-the-middle attack to crash gpg or to potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running gpg when retrieving keys from the keyserver.
- Keys that have been created using an undocumented feature in gpg to generate ElGamal signed keys are vulnerable to a bug that can compromise the key within seconds. Please note that such keys can only be generated if the user actively ignores a warning message and if these special options have been used for generating the key pair.
The update should mainly be installed because of vulnerability 1). gpg automatically retrieves keys from a keyserver in the SUSE Linux Desktop product and is therefore more vulnerable to such an attack by default.
rpm -Fvh gpg.rpm
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