Jean-René Reinhard, Olivier Levillain, and Florian Maury reported a denial of service flaw in the way GnuPG parsed certain compressed data packets. An attacker could use this flaw to send specially crafted input data to GnuPG, making GnuPG enter an infinite loop when parsing data.
This issue has been resolved in upstream version 1.4.17:
Fix in 1.4 branch:
Fix in 2.0 branch:
GnuPG version 1.4.17 is currently in Fedora 19 and 20 testing.
Created gnupg2 tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1112510]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 1112511]
gnupg in Fedora was affected, but I've not filed bugs and marked it as 'notaffected' due to the fixed version already being in Testing.
CVE request: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/24/1
*** Bug 1112677 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 1112678 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This issue was also corrected in 2.0.24:
Forgot to note it was assigned CVE-2014-4617:
gnupg2-2.0.24-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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/.
gnupg2-2.0.24-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
What is the status of closing this on RHEL5/6? I have security nazi's begging for it, or at least an explanation of non-applicability.
(In reply to email@example.com from comment #12)
> What is the status of closing this on RHEL5/6? I have security nazi's
> begging for it, or at least an explanation of non-applicability.
This has been deferred for RHEL 5 and 6:
We do not have any immediate plans to fix the issue.