Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : bzip2 vulnerability (USN-986-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49303

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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

An 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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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/986-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49303

File Name: ubuntu_USN-986-1.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/21/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bzip2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bzip2-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib32bz2-1.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib32bz2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib64bz2-1.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lib64bz2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbz2-1.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbz2-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0405

USN: 986-1

IAVB: 2010-B-0083