ALAS-2014-379


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2014-379
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-19 10:50 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2014-4617 

Issue Overview:

The do_uncompress function in g10/compress.c in GnuPG 1.x before 1.4.17 and 2.x before 2.0.24 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via malformed compressed packets, as demonstrated by an a3 01 5b ff byte sequence.


Affected Packages:

gnupg2


Issue Correction:
Run yum update gnupg2 to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    gnupg2-2.0.24-1.25.amzn1.i686
    gnupg2-debuginfo-2.0.24-1.25.amzn1.i686
    gnupg2-smime-2.0.24-1.25.amzn1.i686

src:
    gnupg2-2.0.24-1.25.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    gnupg2-smime-2.0.24-1.25.amzn1.x86_64
    gnupg2-debuginfo-2.0.24-1.25.amzn1.x86_64
    gnupg2-2.0.24-1.25.amzn1.x86_64