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CVE-2010-0001 gzip: (64 bit) Integer underflow by decompressing LZW
An integer underflow flaw, leading to an array index error, was found
in the way gzip expanded archive files compressed with the
Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm. If a victim expanded a
specially crafted archive, it could cause gzip to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running gzip. This flaw only affects 64-bit systems. (CVE-2010-0001)
See also :
Update the affected gzip package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60727 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2010-0001