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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6235

A "stack overwrite" vulnerability in GnuPG (gpg) 1.x before 1.4.6, 2.x before 2.0.2, and 1.9.0 through 1.9.95 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted OpenPGP packets that cause GnuPG to dereference a function pointer from deallocated stack memory.
Publish Date : 2006-12-07 Last Update Date : 2018-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2006-12-04 2006-12-06
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
A "stack overwrite" vulnerability in GnuPG (gpg) 1.x before 1.4.6, 2.x before 2.0.2, and 1.9.0 through 1.9.95 allows att... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11245 unix
CVE-2006-6235 unix
RHSA-2006:0754: gnupg security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060754 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-2006-6235

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.2.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.3.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.3.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Privacy Guard * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Privacy Guard * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.4.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.9.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.9.15 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Privacy Guard 1.9.20 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Privacy Guard 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Privacy Guard 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Gpg4win Gpg4win 1.0.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 * Enterprise Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 * Workstation * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 * Advanced Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Redhat Fedora Core Core 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Redhat Fedora Core Core6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 * Itanium Processor * Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Rpath Linux 1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Slackware Slackware Linux 11.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 6.06 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Privacy Guard 19
Gpg4win Gpg4win 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 3
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 2
Redhat Fedora Core 2
Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 1
Rpath Linux 1
Slackware Slackware Linux 1
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 2

- References For CVE-2006-6235
MLIST [gnupg-announce] GnuPG: remotely controllable function pointer [CVE-2006-6235]
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:028
SECTRACK 1017349
TRUSTIX 2006-0070
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.037
GENTOO GLSA-200612-03
BID 21462 GnuPG OpenPGP Packet Processing Function Pointer Overwrite Vulnerability Release Date:2007-03-19
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0754
SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:075
CERT-VN VU#427009
SGI 20061201-01-P
VUPEN ADV-2006-4881
XF gnupg-openpgp-code-execution(30711)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11245
BUGTRAQ 20061206 rPSA-2006-0227-1 gnupg
BUGTRAQ 20061206 GnuPG: remotely controllable function pointer [CVE-2006-6235]

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6235

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