Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ncompress (MDVSA-2011:152)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ncompress :

An integer underflow leading to array index error was found in the way
gzip used to decompress files / archives, compressed with the
Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm. A remote attacker could
provide a specially crafted LZW compressed gzip archive, which once
decompressed by a local, unsuspecting user would lead to gzip crash,
or, potentially to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the
user running gzip (CVE-2010-0001).

The updated packages have been upgraded to the 4.2.4.4 version which
is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected ncompress package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56530 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37886

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0001

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