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CVE-2005-2023 Detail


The send_pinentry_environment function in asshelp.c in gpg2 on SUSE Linux 9.3 does not properly handle certain options, which can prevent pinentry from being found and causes S/MIME signing to fail.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/17/2005

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MLIST [gpa-dev] 20050603 Re: S/MIME signing fails on a SUSE 9.3 system External Source MLIST [gpa-dev] 20050603 Re: S/MIME signing fails on a SUSE 9.3 system Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2005:016 External Source MLIST [gpa-dev] 20050531 S/MIME signing fails on a SUSE 9.3 system

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