Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bzip2 (MDVSA-2010:185)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49300


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


An integer overflow has been found and corrected in bzip2 which could be exploited by using a specially crafted bz2 file and cause a denial of service attack (CVE-2010-0405).

Additionally clamav has been upgraded to 0.96.2 and has been patched for this issue. perl-Compress-Bzip2 in MES5 has been linked against the system bzip2 library to resolv this issue.

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49300

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-185.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/21

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bzip2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav-db, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav-milter, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64bzip2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64bzip2_1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64bzip2_1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64clamav-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64clamav6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libbzip2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libbzip2_1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libbzip2_1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libclamav-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libclamav6, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0405

BID: 43331

MDVSA: 2010:185

IAVB: 2010-B-0083