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Mandrake: Updated gnupg packages fix Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake The OpenPGP protocol is vulnerable to a timing-attack in order to gain plain text from cipher text. The timing difference appears as a side effect of the so-called "quick scan" and is only exploitable on systems that accept an arbitrary amount of cipher text for automatic decryption.
 _______________________________________________________________________

                 Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package name:           gnupg
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2005:057
 Date:                   March 15th, 2005

 Affected versions:	 10.0, 10.1, 9.2, Corporate 3.0,
			 Corporate Server 2.1
 ______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 The OpenPGP protocol is vulnerable to a timing-attack in order to
 gain plain text from cipher text.  The timing difference appears as a
 side effect of the so-called "quick scan" and is only exploitable on
 systems that accept an arbitrary amount of cipher text for automatic
 decryption.
 
 The updated packages have been patched to disable the quick check for
 all public key-encrypted messages and files.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0366
  http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/303094
  http://www.pgp.com/library/ctocorner/openpgp.html
 ______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:
  
 Mandrakelinux 10.0:
 e417191838d8efce573d72c1a23985f5  10.0/RPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
 86351de46dfb9269582e3ff077c1cbfd  10.0/SRPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.100mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 10.0/AMD64:
 df0f82dbd6e158e0ed5147cb39e16d8a  amd64/10.0/RPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.100mdk.amd64.rpm
 86351de46dfb9269582e3ff077c1cbfd  amd64/10.0/SRPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.100mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 10.1:
 e5c5e11c18532a11b3f17df2f4a8d0f0  10.1/RPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.101mdk.i586.rpm
 6616d6b33665b0b61b3ba60ea4edb7b7  10.1/SRPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.101mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 10.1/X86_64:
 0f912bf60b3aa5657f1d70ac1321877c  x86_64/10.1/RPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.101mdk.x86_64.rpm
 6616d6b33665b0b61b3ba60ea4edb7b7  x86_64/10.1/SRPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.101mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1:
 9a94f8178b38d21436776157a8dc64fa  corporate/2.1/RPMS/gnupg-1.0.7-3.3.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 7feb5108aab575ca5a236257cb6381bf  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.7-3.3.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/X86_64:
 54fe5bb44107b7e3e61b36497a911bc3  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/gnupg-1.0.7-3.3.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 7feb5108aab575ca5a236257cb6381bf  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.7-3.3.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0:
 e95d4dd1787d1b371c554ac29c840ae4  corporate/3.0/RPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 78db8f8ecd2709c17b0700b22d74f227  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
 c9fcb2074b56249ccbb1456a4fffea4e  x86_64/corporate/3.0/RPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
 78db8f8ecd2709c17b0700b22d74f227  x86_64/corporate/3.0/SRPMS/gnupg-1.2.4-1.1.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.2:
 eea8f872b37b44e323121f8f06e055a5  9.2/RPMS/gnupg-1.2.3-3.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 4853be0ffaeb03b0bc78bd361342d5ed  9.2/SRPMS/gnupg-1.2.3-3.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.2/AMD64:
 cd27f63d89d9850c25f3e36968dc120f  amd64/9.2/RPMS/gnupg-1.2.3-3.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 4853be0ffaeb03b0bc78bd361342d5ed  amd64/9.2/SRPMS/gnupg-1.2.3-3.2.92mdk.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

  http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_linux-mandrake.com

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  
 
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