Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : bzip2 vulnerability (USN-986-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49303
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn integer overflow was discovered in bzip2. If a user or automated system were tricked into decompressing a crafted bz2 file, an attacker could cause bzip2 or any application linked against libbz2 to crash or possibly execute code as the user running the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.