openSUSE Security Update : gzip (gzip-1838)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44306


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Specially crafted gzip archives could lead to gzip allocating a too small huffman table. Attackers could exploit that to crash gzip (CVE-2009-2624).

Specially crafted gzip archives could trigger integer overflows.
Attackers could exploit that to crash gzip or potentially execute arbitrary code (CVE-2010-0001). Only 64bit architectures are affected by this flaw.


Update the affected gzip package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44306

File Name: suse_11_0_gzip-100120.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/26

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gzip, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2624, CVE-2010-0001

CWE: 20, 189