July 12, 2001

FreeBSD: 'gnupg' format string vulnerability

Author: JT Smith

LinuxSecurity: "The gnupg port, versions prior to gnupg-1.0.6, contains a format
string vulnerability. If gnupg attempts to decrypt a file whose
filename does not end in '.gpg', the filename is copied to the
prompt string, allowing a user-supplied format string. This may allow
a malicious user to cause arbitrary code to be executed as the user
running gnupg."

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