Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : bzip2 (MDKSA-2006:026)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 20831


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A bug was found in the way that bzgrep processed file names. If a user could be tricked into running bzgrep on a file with a special file name, it would be possible to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running bzgrep.

As well, the bzip2 package provided with Mandriva Linux 2006 did not the patch applied to correct CVE-2005-0953 which was previously fixed by MDKSA-2005:091; those packages are now properly patched.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20831

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-026.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2/1/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bzip2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64bzip2_1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64bzip2_1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libbzip2_1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libbzip2_1-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0758, CVE-2005-0953

MDKSA: 2006:026