GnuPG public key vulnerability?

murphy mac3iii at
Wed Nov 1 01:10:45 CET 2017

I got a signed notification from facebook (good signature, enigmail)
that claims my GnuPG generated public key has a "recently disclosed
vulnerability".  This is the full text:

We have detected that the OpenPGP key on your Facebook profile may be
susceptible to attacks due to a recently disclosed vulnerability.  We
recommend that you revoke and replace your public key immediately to
minimize the risk to your encrypted communications.  You can update your
public key by visiting your Security and Login settings.  To help reduce
the risk of your key being attacked, we have set the privacy of your
potentially vulnerable public key on your profile to "Only Me" to limit
further distribution.  We will continue to encrypt your notification
emails using this OpenPGP public key.

This is doubly weird since the private/public key was generated on a
Yubikey-4 nano and it is safe at home.  Does anyone know what this may
be about?

Facebook public key (it is valid, see:

pub   rsa4096 2015-05-17 [SC] [expires: 2018-05-17]
uid           [  full  ] Facebook, Inc.
sub   rsa4096 2017-07-24 [S] [expires: 2018-02-19]

My public key is uploaded to keyservers and is:

pub   rsa4096 2016-10-17 [SC] [expires: 2018-10-17]
uid           [ultimate] orange
uid           [ultimate] Murphy Chesney (facebook communication)
<mac3iii at>
sub   rsa4096 2016-10-17 [A] [expires: 2018-10-17]
sub   rsa2048 2016-10-17 [E] [expires: 2018-10-17]


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