RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : gzip (RHSA-2010:0061)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44104

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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated gzip package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The gzip package provides the GNU gzip data compression program.

An integer underflow flaw, leading to an array index error, was found in the way gzip expanded archive files compressed with the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm. If a victim expanded a specially crafted archive, it could cause gzip to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running gzip. This flaw only affects 64-bit systems. (CVE-2010-0001)

Red Hat would like to thank Aki Helin of the Oulu University Secure Programming Group for responsibly reporting this flaw.

Users of gzip should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected gzip package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-0001

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0061

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44104

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0061.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/21/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gzip, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/29/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0001

RHSA: 2010:0061

CWE: 189