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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2002 2:03 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: kgpg Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200211-002
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PACKAGE : kgpg
SUMMARY\240: keys generated in wizard have an empty passphrase
DATE \240\240 : 2002-11-10 13:11 UTC
EXPLOIT : local

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- From http://devel-home.kde.org/~kgpg/bug.html

A bug in Kgpg's key generation affects all secret keys generated through Kgpg's wizard. (Bug does not affect keys created in console/expert mode). All keys created through the wizard have an empty passphrase, which means that if someone has access to your computer and can read your secret key, he/she can decrypt your files whitout the need of a passphrase.

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running app-crypt/kgpg-0.8.2 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge kgpg
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
hannes@gentoo.org
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