openSUSE Security Update : gzip (gzip-1838)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Specially crafted gzip archives could lead to gzip allocating a too
small huffman table. Attackers could exploit that to crash gzip
(CVE-2009-2624).

Specially crafted gzip archives could trigger integer overflows.
Attackers could exploit that to crash gzip or potentially execute
arbitrary code (CVE-2010-0001). Only 64bit architectures are affected
by this flaw.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=570331

Solution :

Update the affected gzip package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44308 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2624
CVE-2010-0001

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