Debian alert: multiple gnupg problems

Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2001 9:57 AM EDT
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The version of GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard, an OpenPGP implementation) as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 suffers from two problems:


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-061-1                                  Wichert Akkerman
June 16, 2001
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Package        : gnupg
Problem type   : printf format attack
                 web of trust pollution
Debian-specific: no

The version of GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard, an OpenPGP implementation)
as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 suffers from two problems:

fish stiqz reported on bugtraq that there was a printf format
problem in the do_get() function: it printed a prompt which included
the filename that was being decrypted without checking for
possible printf format attacks. This could be exploited by tricking
someone into decrypting a file with a specially crafted filename.

The second bug is related to importing secret keys: when gnupg
imported a secret key it would immediately make the associated
public key fully trusted which changes your web of trust without
asking for a confirmation. To fix this you now need a special
option to import a secret key.

Both problems have been fixed in version 1.0.6-0potato1.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 4928a4a589c11cadea852347d23edf5a
      MD5 checksum: e6057febed9106dfc9f77fb61fbd0ca4
      MD5 checksum: 7c319a9e5e70ad9bc3bf0d7b5008a508

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 76c3f586b91bba1c69a6fb6ea93a2fbd

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 84a47897a38f44b07180e9a9ec16ab49

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: d3a91ccc9d1c951b80afe17e59190db3

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 6b12f23b3c3840574af826db147ed9cd

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: a5a9bffdce2abf112c2058097f48f784

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 487c0d605ff5b3fdce2212d4e9c07bf0

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

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dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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