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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31677
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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.

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31677

File Name: ubuntu_USN-590-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2008

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/24/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1372

BID: 28286

USN: 590-1

CWE: 119