Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183484
CVE-2006-0455 gpg will quietly exit when attempting to verify a malformed message
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:23 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #181822 +++
The Gentoo project identified a security related bug in GnuPG. When
using any current version of GnuPG for unattended signature
verification (e.g. by scripts and mail programs), false positive
signature verification of detached signatures may occur.
This is primarily an issue since gpg return 0 on what should be a failure. This
will break automated scripts.
A reproducer for RHEL can be found here:
(The Background section near the bottom)
This issue also affects RHEL2.1 and RHEL3
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.