Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : gzip (ELSA-2006-0667)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0667 :

Updated gzip packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The gzip package contains the GNU gzip data compression program.

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered two denial of
service flaws in the way gzip expanded archive files. If a victim
expanded a specially crafted archive, it could cause the gzip
executable to hang or crash. (CVE-2006-4334, CVE-2006-4338)

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several code
execution flaws in the way gzip expanded archive files. If a victim
expanded a specially crafted archive, it could cause the gzip
executable to crash or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-4335,
CVE-2006-4336, CVE-2006-4337)

Users of gzip should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch and is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-March/000084.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2006-November/000007.html

Solution :

Update the affected gzip package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67408 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4334
CVE-2006-4335
CVE-2006-4336
CVE-2006-4337
CVE-2006-4338