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CVE-2012-6085

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-12-29
Bugzilla: 891142: CVE-2012-6085 GnuPG: read_block() corrupt key input validation

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The read_block function in g10/import.c in GnuPG 1.4.x before 1.4.13 and 2.0.x through 2.0.19, when importing a key, allows remote attackers to corrupt the public keyring database or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted length field of an OpenPGP packet.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6085 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the version of gnupg2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (gnupg) RHSA-2013:1458 October 24, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (gnupg2) RHSA-2013:1459 October 24, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (gnupg2) RHSA-2013:1459 October 24, 2013

External References

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