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Debian alert DSA-2860-1 (parcimonie)

From:  Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Subject:  [SECURITY] [DSA 2860-1] parcimonie security update
Date:  Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:52:51 +0000
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian Security Advisory DSA-2860-1 Salvatore Bonaccorso February 11, 2014 - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Package : parcimonie Vulnerability : information disclosure CVE ID : CVE-2014-1921 Debian Bug : 738134 Holger Levsen discovered that parcimonie, a privacy-friendly helper to refresh a GnuPG keyring, is affected by a design problem that undermines the usefulness of this piece of software in the intended threat model. When using parcimonie with a large keyring (1000 public keys or more), it would always sleep exactly ten minutes between two key fetches. This can probably be used by an adversary who can watch enough key fetches to correlate multiple key fetches with each other, which is what parcimonie aims at protecting against. Smaller keyrings are affected to a smaller degree. This problem is slightly mitigated when using a HKP(s) pool as the configured GnuPG keyserver. For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.7.1-1+deb7u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.1-1. We recommend that you upgrade your parcimonie packages. Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: Mailing list: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1 iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJS+o1qAAoJEAVMuPMTQ89ETXcQAJEdl0FJxcIn9/da5PrFYSav b4dJ4OfCWWGdhiLh/REuSeDFUvjQJrgWF/2LaEi6Hz22r9W8K3mZc8ZMnJgvcudn uqS1Z6LUI3Y4xwfh+mdpG5FbdXX4xxzB5EJ1I7+4hXo2YiqtUNAbsZJqzh5gkF2/ cd+RMoOHG7yGMx9jmc3c766hN8c9+wK2Nad2Y7WyRC6l4AWSg5pqWfjMcYh0GXc9 ANQPzS3b+ajJd2RNtTNM05rShq0ic1BJ4RZJjfWthzCWj/3tkYjiLxPrUpuUYqa9 5n6Xq8Jt+EWhCv7P7R0R+VVhX11Ywt5JyjJwTbF6DWrjqwLIc+4jHb3Ww44FZMgK +ODCq6zU3PsIC/HCqfk6YhCa/2MeO++mtCYBVdu6Px2IE5cFe8/ubH2j2rxusyX7 m0ZWopXvLIJgXzTyDwH5M1c0N2wUkLlhywi33z8ySk0yqZnM0rtiAIvGsBsBkoNx DjOJfRSJAmmIGf+7iP+QcsK/ULgt8rvNR2s2OZOmvRoe+Qsp56wYpazDYkSize1f a/PNMA5i9tEWXAm2dL/j/Lg8hL+txxPnluYAyzm2galn/hne/oUlivOW9T/RP4e8 8QOoTyurEukp1/z1SHRMj0bkG2W1ICOnoij8J4NPzdtJ+trMj1ZlMZAbT53X3HEO iqolODfCHkE/z33xBdeX =aX8i -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact Archive:

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