CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-10-05
Bugzilla: 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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
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 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


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

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