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Slackware A key validation bug which results in all user IDs on a given key being treated with the validity of the most-valid user ID on that key has been fixed with the release of GnuPG 1.2.2.

[slackware-security]  GnuPG key validation fix (SSA:2003-141-04)

A key validation bug which results in all user IDs on a given key
being treated with the validity of the most-valid user ID on that
key has been fixed with the release of GnuPG 1.2.2.

We recommend sites using GnuPG upgrade to this new package.

For detailed information about the problem, see this page: 
http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2003q2/000268.html


Here are the details from the Slackware 9.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
Tue May 20 20:13:09 PDT 2003
patches/packages/gnupg-1.2.2-i386-1.tgz:  Upgraded to gnupg-1.2.2, which fixes a
  bug in key validation for keys with more than one user ID.  The bug results in
  all user IDs on a given key being treated with the validity of the most-valid
  user ID on that key.
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+



WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGES:
+-----------------------------+

Updated package for Slackware 9.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/gnupg-1.2.2-i386-1.tgz



MD5 SIGNATURES:
+-------------+

Slackware 9.0 package:
1b2b07c29cbba7aacfb46635f11f2d76  gnupg-1.2.2-i386-1.tgz



INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
+------------------------+

Upgrade using upgradepkg (as root):

upgradepkg gnupg-1.2.2-i386-1.tgz


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team 
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

 
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