[USN-3853-1] GnuPG vulnerability


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From: Marc Deslauriers
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Subject: [USN-3853-1] GnuPG vulnerability

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3853-1
January 10, 2019

gnupg2 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 18.10
– Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

GnuPG could allow unintended access to network services.

Software Description:
– gnupg2: GNU privacy guard – a free PGP replacement

Details:

Ben Fuhrmannek discovered that GnuPG incorrectly handled Web Key Director=
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lookups. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denia=
l
of service, or perform Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10:
gnupg 2.2.8-3ubuntu1.1
gpg-wks-client 2.2.8-3ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
gnupg 2.2.4-1ubuntu1.2
gpg-wks-client 2.2.4-1ubuntu1.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.=

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3853-1
CVE-2018-1000858

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg2/2.2.8-3ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg2/2.2.4-1ubuntu1.2

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