Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Tavis Ormandy discovered that gzip did not sufficiently verify the
validity of gzip or compress archives while unpacking. By tricking an
user or automated system into unpacking a specially crafted compressed
file, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected gzip package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
Public Exploit Available : false