Public Date:
1015685: CVE-2013-4402 GnuPG: infinite recursion in the compressed packet parser DoS

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The compressed packet parser in GnuPG 1.4.x before 1.4.15 and 2.0.x before 2.0.22 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion) via a crafted OpenPGP message.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4402 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
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 6 (gnupg2) RHSA-2013:1459 2013-10-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (gnupg) RHSA-2013:1458 2013-10-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (gnupg2) RHSA-2013:1459 2013-10-24

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 gnupg2 Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank Werner Koch for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Taylor R Campbell as the original reporter.