Package : gnupg
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : local(remote)
CVE ID : CVE-2006-6169 CVE-2006-6235
Debian Bug : 401894 401898 401914
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU privacy,
a free PGP replacement, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
Werner Koch discovered that a buffer overflow in a sanitising function
may lead to execution of arbitrary code when running gnupg
Tavis Ormandy discovered that parsing a carefully crafted OpenPGP
packet may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, as a function
pointer of an internal structure may be controlled through the
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been
fixed in version 1.4.6-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your gnupg packages.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge