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CVE-2006-0455 Detail

Current Description

gpgv in GnuPG before, when using unattended signature verification, returns a 0 exit code in certain cases even when the detached signature file does not carry a signature, which could cause programs that use gpgv to assume that the signature verification has succeeded. Note: this also occurs when running the equivalent command "gpg --verify".

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/15/2006      View Analysis Description

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Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20060401-01-U External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2006-116 External Source MLIST [gnupg-announce] 20060215 False positive signature verification in GnuPG External Source MLIST [gnupg-devel] 20060215 [Announce] False positive signature verification in GnuPG Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source GENTOO GLSA-200602-10 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:043 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:005 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:009 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:013 Vendor Advisory External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.001 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0266 External Source BUGTRAQ 20060215 False positive signature verification in GnuPG External Source FEDORA FLSA-2006:185355 Exploit; Patch External Source BID 16663 Patch External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2006-072-02 External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0008 External Source UBUNTU USN-252-1 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-978 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-0610 External Source XF gnupg-gpgv-improper-verification(24744) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10084

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