GLSA-201708-08 : bzip2: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102620
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201708-08 (bzip2: Denial of Service)
A use-after-free flaw was found in bzip2recover, leading to a null pointer dereference, or a write to a closed file descriptor. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted bzip2 archive using bzip2recover, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/bzip2-1.0.6-r8'