Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : bzip2 (MDKSA-2005:091)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A race condition in the file permission restore code of bunzip2 was
discovered by Imran Ghory. While a user was decompressing a file, a
local attacker with write permissions to the directory containing the
compressed file could replace the target file with a hard link which
would cause bunzip2 to restore the file permissions of the original
file to the hard link target. This could be exploited to gain read or
write access to files of other users (CVE-2005-0953).

A vulnerability was found where specially crafted bzip2 archives would
cause an infinite loop in the decompressor, resulting in an
indefinitively large output file (also known as a 'decompression
bomb'). This could be exploited to cause a Denial of Service attack on
the host computer due to disk space exhaustion (CVE-2005-1260).

The provided packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18307 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-091.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0953

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