[Full-disclosure] [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200503-29 ] GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack

From: Thierry Carrez (koon_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 03/24/05

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-29
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      Severity: Low
         Title: GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack
          Date: March 24, 2005
          Bugs: #85547
            ID: 200503-29

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    Synopsis
    ========

    Automated systems using GnuPG may leak plaintext portions of an
    encrypted message.

    Background
    ==========

    GnuPG is complete and free replacement for PGP, a tool for secure
    communication and data storage.

    Affected packages
    =================

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         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 app-crypt/gnupg < 1.4.1 >= 1.4.1

    Description
    ===========

    A flaw has been identified in an integrity checking mechanism of the
    OpenPGP protocol.

    Impact
    ======

    An automated system using GnuPG that allows an attacker to repeatedly
    discover the outcome of an integrity check (perhaps by observing the
    time required to return a response, or via overly verbose error
    messages) could theoretically reveal a small portion of plaintext.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All GnuPG users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4.1"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] CERT VU#303094
            http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/303094
      [ 2 ] CAN-2005-0366
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0366

    Availability
    ============

    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-29.xml

    Concerns?
    =========

    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    http://bugs.gentoo.org.

    License
    =======

    Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).

    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

    
    

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