SUSE-SA:2006:056: gzip

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:056 (gzip).

The gzip tool does not handle some specific values correctly when unpacking
archives. This leads to vulnerabilities like buffer overflows or infinite

Various different programs like mail clients, file explorer, etc. use gzip
and if a user can be deveived to unpack the archive of an attacker these
bugs can lead to remote system compromise.

Thanks to Tavis Ormandy, Google Security Team for informing us about this

Solution :

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24434 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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