Fedora 8 : bzip2-1.0.4-13.fc8 (2008-2970)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31820
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes bzip2 denial of service (crash) on malformed archives - CVE-2008-1372, #438118.

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


Update the affected bzip2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31820

File Name: fedora_2008-2970.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/11/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:bzip2, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1372

BID: 28286

FEDORA: 2008-2970

CWE: 119