SuSE 10 Security Update : gzip (ZYPP Patch Number 6793)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49857


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The following bug has been fixed :

Specially crafted gzip archives could trigger integer overflows.
Attackers could exploit that to crash gzip or potentially execute arbitrary code (CVE-2010-0001). Only 64bit architectures are affected by this flaw.


Apply ZYPP patch number 6793.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49857

File Name: suse_gzip-6793.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/11

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0001

CWE: 189