[USN-2307-1] GPGME vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Aug 6 13:34:37 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2307-1
August 06, 2014

gpgme1.0 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


GPGME could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed
a specially crafted certificate.

Software Description:
- gpgme1.0: GPGME - GnuPG Made Easy (library)


Tomáš Trnka discovered that GPGME incorrectly handled certain certificate
line lengths. An attacker could use this issue to cause applications using
GPGME to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libgpgme11                      1.4.3-0.1ubuntu5.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libgpgme11                      1.2.0-1.4ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  libgpgme11                      1.2.0-1.2ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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