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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-6085

The read_block function in g10/import.c in GnuPG 1.4.x before 1.4.13 and 2.0.x through 2.0.19, when importing a key, allows remote attackers to corrupt the public keyring database or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted length field of an OpenPGP packet.
Publish Date : 2013-01-24 Last Update Date : 2017-08-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013-1458 -- gnupg security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26955 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013:1459: gnupg2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23470 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013-1459 -- gnupg2 security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27428 unix
DSA-2601-1 gnupg - missing input sanitation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18341 unix
ELSA-2013:1458: gnupg security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23451 unix
ELSA-2013:1459: gnupg2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23894 unix
RHSA-2013:1458: gnupg security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20131458 unix
RHSA-2013:1458: gnupg security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20833 unix
RHSA-2013:1459: gnupg2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20690 unix
RHSA-2013:1459: gnupg2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20131459 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1058-2 -- Security update for gpg2 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25232 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1058-1 -- Security update for gpg2 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25073 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1061-1 -- Security update for gpg oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26022 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1577-1 -- Security update for gpg oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25751 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1578-1 -- Security update for gpg oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24793 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:0750-1 -- Security update for gpg2 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25338 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2012-6085

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Gnupg Gnupg 1.4.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.14 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.15 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.16 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.17 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.18 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Gnupg Gnupg 2.0.19 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnupg Gnupg 27

- References For CVE-2012-6085
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1459
XF gnupg-public-keys-code-exec(80990)
BID 57102 GnuPG CVE-2012-6085 Multiple Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities Release Date:2014-06-11
MLIST [oss-security] 20130101 Re: GnuPG 1.4.12 and lower - memory access errors and keyring database corruption;a=commitdiff;h=f0b33b6fb8e0586e9584a7a409dcc31263776a67 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-6085

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