gnupg (SSA:2006-072-02)
Posted on: 03/14/2006 09:49 AM

New GnuPG packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix security issues.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/gnupg- Upgraded to gnupg-
There have been two security related issues reported recently with GnuPG.
From the GnuPG and NEWS files:
Noteworthy changes in version (2006-03-08)
* Files containing several signed messages are not allowed any
longer as there is no clean way to report the status of such
files back to the caller. To partly revert to the old behaviour
the new option --allow-multisig-verification may be used.
Noteworthy changes in version (2006-02-14)
* Security fix for a verification weakness in gpgv. Some input
could lead to gpgv exiting with 0 even if the detached signature
file did not carry any signature. This is not as fatal as it
might seem because the suggestion as always been not to rely on
th exit code but to parse the --status-fd messages. However it
is likely that gpgv is used in that simplified way and thus we
do this release. Same problem with "gpg --verify" but nobody
should have used this for signature verification without
checking the status codes anyway. Thanks to the taviso from
Gentoo for reporting this problem.
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.0 package:
5c88243132340003ee8739abac9801eb gnupg-

Slackware 9.1 package:
dcf779a5d112f8386fdc51a9faf3679d gnupg-

Slackware 10.0 package:
3e8b825c7b971d1ed2770db7766a3fee gnupg-

Slackware 10.1 package:
d49999c8e5ac82455540ac00c1218fab gnupg-

Slackware 10.2 package:
28a6aa4abbdaaab4efc2421ca5f68807 gnupg-

Slackware -current package:
6b55a40a674e63e22c8fa8a28c5005e9 gnupg-

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg gnupg-


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