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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31677 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28286

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1372