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CVE-2006-6169 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/29/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061201-01-P.asc
http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2006q4/000241.html
http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-security-announce/2006-Dec/0004.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-03.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1927
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017291
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-047.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1231
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:221
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.037.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0754.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/452829/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/453253/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21306
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0068/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-389-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-393-2
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4736
https://bugs.g10code.com/gnupg/issue728
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30550
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-826
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11228

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11228
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11228

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6169
NVD Published Date:
11/29/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2018