Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bzip2 (MDVSA-2008:075)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37613


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


Bzip2 versions before 1.0.5 are vulnerable to a denial of service attack via malicious compressed data.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent the issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37613

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-075.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

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: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:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1372

BID: 28286

MDVSA: 2008:075

CWE: 119