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Bug 580518 (CVE-2016-4021) - <app-crypt/pgpdump-0.30: endless loop parsing specially crafted input (CVE-2016-4021)
Summary: <app-crypt/pgpdump-0.30: endless loop parsing specially crafted input (CVE-20...
Alias: CVE-2016-4021
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-04-19 10:44 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2016-07-24 01:44 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-04-19 10:44:11 UTC
From ${URL} :

A flaw was discovered in pgpdump. When pgpdump is run on specially crafted input, a 
condition occurs. The program runs with 100% CPU usage for an indefinite amount of time.

External references:


Upstream fix:

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 Manuel Rüger (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-04-19 22:07:04 UTC
Version bumped.

amd64 x86 ppc sparc: Please stabilize
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-04-20 08:56:41 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-06-27 08:49:55 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 4 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-07-08 07:57:00 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 5 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-07-08 10:05:32 UTC
sparc stable.

Maintainer(s), please cleanup.
Security, please vote.
Comment 6 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2016-07-09 02:52:18 UTC
CVE-2016-4021 (
  The read_binary function in buffer.c in pgpdump before 0.30 allows
  context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and
  CPU consumption) via crafted input, as demonstrated by the \xa3\x03 string.
Comment 7 Aaron Bauman Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-07-09 02:53:34 UTC
GLSA Vote: No

@maintainer(s), please cleanup.
Comment 8 Aaron Bauman Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-07-24 01:44:30 UTC