Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : bzip2 vulnerability (USN-590-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31677


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that bzip2 did not correctly handle certain malformed archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted bzip2 archive, applications linked against libbz2 could be made to crash, possibly leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31677

File Name: ubuntu_USN-590-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/26

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bzip2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bzip2-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib32bz2-1.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib32bz2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib64bz2-1.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib64bz2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbz2-1.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbz2-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1372

BID: 28286

OSVDB: 43425

USN: 590-1

CWE: 119