Redhat: GnuPG update
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
RedHat Linux A verification bug has been found in GnuPG versions up to and including 1.0.3.

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated gnupg packages available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:089-04
Issue date:        2000-10-18
Updated on:        2000-10-20
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          gnupg signature
Cross references:  N/A
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1. Topic:

Updated gnupg packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 6.2 and 7.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

A problem has been found in GnuPG versions (up to and including 1.0.3). 
Due to this problem, GnuPG may report files which have been signed with
multiple keys (one or more of which may be incorrect) to be valid even if
one of the signatures is invalid.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed  (http://bugzilla.Red Hat.com/bugzilla for more info):

19312 - GnuPG signature verification bug


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/alpha/gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x.alpha.rpm

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/sparc/gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x.sparc.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/i386/gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.0:

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/i386/gnupg-1.0.4-5.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.4-5.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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db4be5be1d5b9643927d193096db3489  6.2/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x.src.rpm
204298ddaaa03d880099ee7c2129f8da  6.2/alpha/gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x.alpha.rpm
7a8aecf95b78e5a94468426bb8cfafba  6.2/i386/gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x.i386.rpm
427e64e2057c003c9f8e0fe05e72e168  6.2/sparc/gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x.sparc.rpm
ee35a93aefd926f4b9528b371c08c584  7.0/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.4-5.src.rpm
fc0d8aec076b4a9b8ed526a9ec5323a1  7.0/i386/gnupg-1.0.4-5.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:
     http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg 

8. References:
 
http://www.securityfocus.com/vdb/bottom.html?vid=1797


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