CVE-2006-6169

NameCVE-2006-6169
DescriptionHeap-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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1231-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs400777, 401765
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnupg (PTS)squeeze, squeeze (security)1.4.10-4+squeeze4fixed
squeeze (lts)1.4.10-4+squeeze7fixed
wheezy1.4.12-7+deb7u6fixed
wheezy (security)1.4.12-7+deb7u7fixed
jessie1.4.18-7fixed
stretch, sid1.4.19-3fixed
gnupg2 (PTS)squeeze, squeeze (security)2.0.14-2+squeeze2fixed
squeeze (lts)2.0.14-2+squeeze3fixed
wheezy, wheezy (security)2.0.19-2+deb7u2fixed
jessie2.0.26-6fixed
stretch, sid2.0.28-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gnupgsource(unstable)1.4.5-3medium401765
gnupgsourcesarge1.4.1-1.sarge6mediumDSA-1231-1
gnupg2source(unstable)2.0.0-5.1medium400777

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