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1563930: CVE-2018-9234 GnuPG: Unenforced configuration allows for apparently valid certifications actually signed by signing subkeys

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

GnuPG 2.2.4 and 2.2.5 does not enforce a configuration in which key certification requires an offline master Certify key, which results in apparently valid certifications that occurred only with access to a signing subkey.

Find out more about CVE-2018-9234 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 2.2
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 gnupg2 Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gnupg2 Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 gnupg Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 gnupg2 Will not fix
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