Security update for gpg2

SUSE Security Update: Security update for gpg2
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:1698-2
Rating: important
References: #1096745
Cross-References: CVE-2018-12020
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


This update for gpg2 fixes the following security issue:

  • CVE-2018-12020: GnuPG mishandled the original filename during decryption and verification actions, which allowed remote attackers to spoof the output that GnuPG sends on file descriptor 2 to other programs that use the "--status-fd 2" option (bsc#1096745)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2018-1141=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL (x86_64):
    • gpg2-2.0.24-9.3.1
    • gpg2-debuginfo-2.0.24-9.3.1
    • gpg2-debugsource-2.0.24-9.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL (noarch):
    • gpg2-lang-2.0.24-9.3.1