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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-0455

gpgv in GnuPG before, when using unattended signature verification, returns a 0 exit code in certain cases even when the detached signature file does not carry a signature, which could cause programs that use gpgv to assume that the signature verification has succeeded. Note: this also occurs when running the equivalent command "gpg --verify".
Publish Date : 2006-02-15 Last Update Date : 2011-10-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2006-02-13 2006-02-15
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-0455 unix
gpgv in GnuPG before, when using unattended signature verification, returns a 0 exit code in certain cases even ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10084 unix
RHSA-2006:0266: gnupg security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060266 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-0455

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0.3b Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.2 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Privacy Guard 23

- References For CVE-2006-0455
SGI 20060401-01-U
MLIST [gnupg-announce] 20060215 False positive signature verification in GnuPG
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:005
SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:013
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.001
OSVDB 23221
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0266
BUGTRAQ 20060215 False positive signature verification in GnuPG
FEDORA FLSA-2006:185355
TRUSTIX 2006-0008
MLIST [gnupg-devel] 20060215 [Announce] False positive signature verification in GnuPG
VUPEN ADV-2006-0610
XF gnupg-gpgv-improper-verification(24744)
GENTOO GLSA-200602-10
SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:009
SLACKWARE SSA:2006-072-02
BID 16663 GnuPG Detached Signature Verification Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2006-12-22

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-0455

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