Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2 (MDVSA-2009:207)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48151


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip :

Off-by-one error in the bzinflate function in Bzip2.xs in the Compress-Raw-Bzip2 module before 2.018 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application hang or crash) via a crafted bzip2 compressed stream that triggers a buffer overflow, a related issue to CVE-2009-1391 (CVE-2009-1884).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.


Update the affected perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48151

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-207.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/30

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1884

MDVSA: 2009:207

CWE: 189