USN-2307-1: GPGME vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2307-1
6th August, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
GPGME could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a specially crafted certificate.
- gpgme1.0 - GPGME - GnuPG Made Easy
Tomáš Trnka discovered that GPGME incorrectly handled certain certificate
line lengths. An attacker could use this issue to cause applications using
GPGME to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- libgpgme11 1.4.3-0.1ubuntu5.1
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libgpgme11 1.2.0-1.4ubuntu2.1
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- libgpgme11 1.2.0-1.2ubuntu1.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.