SuSE 10 Security Update : ncompress (ZYPP Patch Number 1911)

high Nessus Plugin ID 29527


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Lack of bounds checking in the decompression routine could result in a heap buffer underflow. Attackers could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code by tricking users into decompressing a specially crafted archive. (CVE-2006-1168)


Apply ZYPP patch number 1911.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29527

File Name: suse_ncompress-1911.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/13/2007

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/28/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1168