Scientific Linux Security Update : bzip2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

An integer overflow flaw was discovered in the bzip2 decompression
routine. This issue could, when decompressing malformed archives,
cause bzip2, or an application linked against the libbz2 library, to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-0405)

All running applications using the libbz2 library must be restarted
for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f84829f5

Solution :

Update the affected bzip2, bzip2-devel and / or bzip2-libs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60887 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0405