GLSA-200908-07 : Perl Compress::Raw modules: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200908-07
(Perl Compress::Raw modules: Denial of Service)

Leo Bergolth reported an off-by-one error in the inflate() function in
Zlib.xs of Compress::Raw::Zlib, possibly leading to a heap-based buffer
overflow (CVE-2009-1391).
Paul Marquess discovered a similar vulnerability in the bzinflate()
function in Bzip2.xs of Compress::Raw::Bzip2 (CVE-2009-1884).

Impact :

A remote attacker might entice a user or automated system (for instance
running SpamAssassin or AMaViS) to process specially crafted files,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Compress::Raw::Zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=perl-core/Compress-Raw-Zlib-2.020'
All Compress::Raw::Bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=perl-core/Compress-Raw-Bzip2-2.020'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40632 (gentoo_GLSA-200908-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35307

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1391

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