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891142: CVE-2012-6085 GnuPG: read_block() corrupt key input validation

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

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 5 (gnupg2) RHSA-2013:1459 2013-10-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (gnupg) RHSA-2013:1458 2013-10-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (gnupg2) RHSA-2013:1459 2013-10-24

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