CVE-2014-4617

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-06-20
CWE:
CWE-835
Bugzilla:
1112509: CVE-2014-4617 gnupg: infinite loop when decompressing data packets

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The do_uncompress function in g10/compress.c in GnuPG 1.x before 1.4.17 and 2.x before 2.0.24 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via malformed compressed packets, as demonstrated by an a3 01 5b ff byte sequence.

Find out more about CVE-2014-4617 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of gnupg2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7 and gnupg as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 gnupg2 Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gnupg2 Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 gnupg Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 gnupg2 Fix deferred
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