Vinnie Liu has reported a security issue in PGP Desktop, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.
The security issue is caused due to data contained within the slack space of files on a NTFS drive not being correctly wiped when the Wipe Free Space tool is used. This can potentially be exploited to disclose the contents of any information that is contained within the slack space.
The security issue has been reported in the following versions.
* PGP Desktop Professional 9.0.3 Build 2932.
* PGP Desktop 8.x
Solution: Update to PGP Desktop Professional version 9.0.4 Build 4034 or later.
Provided and/or discovered by: Vinnie Liu
Original Advisory: http://metasploit.com/research/vulns/pgp_slackspace/
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Subject: PGP Desktop Wipe Free Space Security Issue
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