SuSE 11 Security Update : gzip (SAT Patch Number 1839)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.

Description :

The following bugs have been fixed :

- 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
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2624.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0001.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 1839.

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: 44312 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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