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<glsa id="200503-29">
<title>GnuPG: OpenPGP protocol attack</title>
Automated systems using GnuPG may leak plaintext portions of an encrypted
<product type="ebuild">GnuPG</product>
<announced>March 24, 2005</announced>
<revised>March 24, 2005: 01</revised>
<package name="app-crypt/gnupg" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.1</vulnerable>
GnuPG is complete and free replacement for PGP, a tool for secure
communication and data storage.
A flaw has been identified in an integrity checking mechanism of
the OpenPGP protocol.
<impact type="low">
An automated system using GnuPG that allows an attacker to
repeatedly discover the outcome of an integrity check (perhaps by
observing the time required to return a response, or via overly verbose
error messages) could theoretically reveal a small portion of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GnuPG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-crypt/gnupg-1.4.1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CERT VU#303094</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0366</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 23 Mar 2005 17:12:46 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 24 Mar 2005 12:34:11 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 24 Mar 2005 21:44:14 +0000">