Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : bzip2 vulnerability (USN-590-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that bzip2 did not correctly handle certain
malformed archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted bzip2 archive, applications linked
against libbz2 could be made to crash, possibly leading to a denial of
service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31677 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28286

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1372

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