Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ncompress (MDVSA-2011:152)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56530
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Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ncompress :

An integer underflow leading to array index error was found in the way gzip used to decompress files / archives, compressed with the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted LZW compressed gzip archive, which once decompressed by a local, unsuspecting user would lead to gzip crash, or, potentially to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running gzip (CVE-2010-0001).

The updated packages have been upgraded to the 4.2.4.4 version which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution

Update the affected ncompress package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56530

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-152.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 10/18/2011

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ncompress, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/17/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0001

BID: 37886

MDVSA: 2011:152

CWE: 189