ID CVE-2006-6169
Summary Heap-based 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 with "C-escape" expansions, which cause the make_printable_string function to return a longer string than expected while constructing a prompt.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnupg:gnupg:1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:gnupg:gnupg:1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnupg:gnupg:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:gnupg:gnupg:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 17-10-2018 - 21:47)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE NVD-CWE-Other
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:12:31.217-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description Heap-based 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 with "C-escape" expansions, which cause the make_printable_string function to return a longer string than expected while constructing a prompt.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11228
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Heap-based 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 with "C-escape" expansions, which cause the make_printable_string function to return a longer string than expected while constructing a prompt.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2006:0754
rpms
  • gnupg-0:1.2.1-19
  • gnupg-0:1.2.6-8
refmap via4
bid 21306
bugtraq
  • 20061127 GnuPG 1.4 and 2.0 buffer overflow
  • 20061201 rPSA-2006-0224-1 gnupg
confirm
debian DSA-1231
gentoo GLSA-200612-03
mandriva MDKSA-2006:221
misc https://bugs.g10code.com/gnupg/issue728
mlist [gnupg-announce] 20061127 GnuPG 1.4 and 2.0 buffer overflow
openpkg OpenPKG-SA-2006.037
sectrack 1017291
secunia
  • 23094
  • 23110
  • 23146
  • 23161
  • 23171
  • 23250
  • 23269
  • 23284
  • 23299
  • 23303
  • 23513
  • 24047
sgi 20061201-01-P
sreason 1927
suse SUSE-SA:2006:075
trustix 2006-0068
ubuntu
  • USN-389-1
  • USN-393-2
vupen ADV-2006-4736
xf gnupg-openfile-bo(30550)
statements via4
contributor Joshua Bressers
lastmodified 2007-03-14
organization Red Hat
statement Red Hat does not consider this bug to be a security flaw. In order for this flaw to be exploited, a user would be required to enter shellcode into an interactive GnuPG session. Red Hat considers this to be an unlikely scenario. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 contains a backported patch to address this issue.
Last major update 17-10-2018 - 21:47
Published 29-11-2006 - 18:28
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