Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo security team identified a severe and
exploitable bug in the processing of encrypted packets in GnuPG.
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Using malformed OpenPGP packets an attacker is able to modify and
dereference a function pointer in GnuPG. This is a remotely
exploitable bug and affects any use of GnuPG where an attacker can
control the data processed by GnuPG. It is not necessary limited to
encrypted data, also signed data may be affected.
Affected versions: All versions of GnuPG < 1.4.6
All versions of GnuPG-2 < 2.0.2
All beta versions of GnuPG-2 (1.9.0 .. 1.9.95)
Affected tools: gpg, gpgv, gpg2 and gpgv2.
Affected platforms: All.
gpg-agent, gpgsm as well as other tools are not affected.
A workaround is not known.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 156947 ***