Scientific Linux Security Update : gzip on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

CVE-2010-0001 gzip: (64 bit) Integer underflow by decompressing LZW
format files

An integer underflow flaw, leading to an array index error, was found
in the way gzip expanded archive files compressed with the
Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm. If a victim expanded a
specially crafted archive, it could cause gzip to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running gzip. This flaw only affects 64-bit systems. (CVE-2010-0001)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected gzip package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60727 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0001

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