Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2 (MDVSA-2009:207)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48151
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2 package.