[SECURITY] Fedora Core 4 Update: gnupg-

Nalin Dahyabhai nalin at redhat.com
Tue Mar 14 04:50:16 UTC 2006

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 4
Name        : gnupg
Version     :                      
Release     : 1                  
Summary     : A GNU utility for secure communication and data storage.
Description :
GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard) is a GNU utility for encrypting data and
creating digital signatures. GnuPG has advanced key management
capabilities and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet
standard described in RFC2440. Since GnuPG doesn't use any patented
algorithm, it is not compatible with any version of PGP2 (PGP2.x uses
only IDEA for symmetric-key encryption, which is patented worldwide).

Update Information:

Tavis Ormandy discovered a flaw in the way GnuPG verifies
cryptographically signed data with inline signatures. It is
possible for an attacker to add unsigned text to a signed
message in such a way so that when the signed text is
extracted, the unsigned text is extracted as well, appearing
as if it had been signed.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0049 to this issue.
* Fri Mar 10 2006 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin at redhat.com> -
- update to to fix detection of unsigned data (CVE-2006-0049, #184557)

This update can be downloaded from:

399347d86a34ec777de3fa46a8931774bf425679  SRPMS/gnupg-
a42396ca1e3828f725c903f3a38a03096bea3e91  ppc/gnupg-
d080a2ac636e7200970f7bca2cde0897d9949910  ppc/debug/gnupg-debuginfo-
5f0cb70184126988f240c3487fe38ed37bae0df6  x86_64/gnupg-
bc935e3520882a6461ddb27318fa909ebd9d47b4  x86_64/debug/gnupg-debuginfo-
fa64b2b2645982e7abe49a2ca0ae85c899d65eff  i386/gnupg-
8c146199cc14d0dbfaebbc2c4b8fbeb17e9589f1  i386/debug/gnupg-debuginfo-

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.

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