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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      Last Modified:  11/29/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6169
Original release date:
11/29/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061201-01-P.asc External Source SGI 20061201-01-P
http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2006q4/000241.html External Source MLIST [gnupg-announce] 20061127 GnuPG 1.4 and 2.0 buffer overflow
http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-security-announce/2006-Dec/0004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:075
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-03.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200612-03
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1927 External Source SREASON 1927
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017291 External Source SECTRACK 1017291
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-047.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-047.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1231 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1231
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:221 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:221
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.037.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.037
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0754.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0754
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/452829/100/0/threaded Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20061127 GnuPG 1.4 and 2.0 buffer overflow
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/453253/100/100/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20061201 rPSA-2006-0224-1 gnupg
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21306 External Source BID 21306
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0068/ External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0068
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-389-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-389-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-393-2 External Source UBUNTU USN-393-2
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4736 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4736
https://bugs.g10code.com/gnupg/issue728 External Source MISC https://bugs.g10code.com/gnupg/issue728
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30550 External Source XF gnupg-openfile-bo(30550)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-826 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-826
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11228 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11228

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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