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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-0978

Original release date: 01/05/2004
Last revised: 09/10/2008


Format string vulnerability in gpgkeys_hkp (experimental HKP interface) for the GnuPG (gpg) client 1.2.3 and earlier, and 1.3.3 and earlier, allows remote attackers or a malicious keyserver to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code during key retrieval.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SuSE-SA:2003:048
External Source: XF
Name: gnupg-gpgkeyshkp-format-string(13892)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20031203 GnuPG 1.2.3, 1.3.3 external HKP interface format string issue
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.s-quadra.com/advisories/Adv-20031203.txt

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