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GnuPg invalid success return

According to a vendor security advisory based on hints from the Gentoo project, a false positive signature verification bug exists in the GnuPG security tool when unattended signature verification is performed via "gpgv" or "gpg --verify".

  • Vendor: OpenPKG
  • Vendor ID: SA-2006.001
  • Date: February 17, 2006


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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
http://www.openpkg.org/security.html http://www.openpkg.org
[email protected] [email protected]
OpenPKG-SA-2006.001 18-Feb-2006
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Package: gnupg
Vulnerability: false positive signature verification
OpenPKG Specific: no

Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT <= gnupg-1.4.2-20060111 >= gnupg-1.4.2.1-20060215
OpenPKG 2.5 <= gnupg-1.4.2-2.5.0 >= gnupg-1.4.2-2.5.1
OpenPKG 2.4 <= gnupg-1.4.1-2.4.0 >= gnupg-1.4.1-2.4.1
OpenPKG 2.3 <= gnupg-1.4.0-2.3.0 >= gnupg-1.4.0-2.3.1

Description:
According to a vendor security advisory [0] based on hints from the
Gentoo project, a false positive signature verification bug exists in
the GnuPG [1] security tool when unattended signature verification
(e.g. by scripts and mail programs) is performed via "gpgv" or "gpg
--verify". The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project
assigned the id CVE-2006-0455 [2] to the problem.
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References:
[0] http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2006q1/000211.html
[1] http://www.gnupg.org/
[2] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0455
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For security reasons, this advisory was digitally signed with the
OpenPGP public key "OpenPKG " (ID 63C4CB9F) of the
OpenPKG project which you can retrieve from http://pgp.openpkg.org and
hkp://pgp.openpkg.org. Follow the instructions on http://pgp.openpkg.org/
for details on how to verify the integrity of this advisory.
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