Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gzip vulnerabilities (USN-349-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that gzip did not sufficiently verify the
validity of gzip or compress archives while unpacking. By tricking an
user or automated system into unpacking a specially crafted compressed
file, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected gzip package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27929 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4334