Bug 217950 (CVE-2006-6169) - CVE-2006-6169: gnupg2 < 2.0.1 buffer overflow
Summary: CVE-2006-6169: gnupg2 < 2.0.1 buffer overflow
Alias: CVE-2006-6169
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20061124,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-30 21:08 UTC by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2018-08-15 22:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-01 15:02:17 UTC
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Description Ville Skyttä 2006-11-30 21:08:47 UTC

"Buffer overflow in the ask_outfile_name function in openfile.c for GnuPG (gpg)
1.4 and 2.0, when running interactively, might allow attackers to execute
arbitrary code via messages that cause the make_printable_string function to
return a longer string than expected while constructing a prompt."

FE[3456] seem affected, devel looks ok.

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2006-11-30 21:19:27 UTC
Yucky. FC-6+ should already be fine.  Older releases need patching.

Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2006-11-30 22:13:55 UTC
Unless I'm missing something, the upstream fix is not in FE6's 2.0.1rc1, but
only in devel's 2.0.1 final.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2006-12-01 12:40:37 UTC
OK, though that's contrary to what the dev's said on the gpg-dev mailing list, I
was planning on upgrading FC-6 to 2.0.1 final asap anyway.

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2006-12-01 15:02:17 UTC
Okey dokie, builds queue'd for remaining vulnerable releases:

* Wed Nov 29 2006 Rex Dieter <rexdieter[AT]users.sf.net> 2.0.1-1
- gnupg-2.0.1
- CVE-2006-6169 (bug #217950)

* Fri Dec 01 2006 Rex Dieter <rexdieter[AT]users.sf.net> 1.9.22-8
- CVE-2006-6169 (bug #217950)
- --disable-optmization on 64bit archs

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