Scientific Linux Security Update : gzip on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60727


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


CVE-2010-0001 gzip: (64 bit) Integer underflow by decompressing LZW format files

An integer underflow flaw, leading to an array index error, was found in the way gzip expanded archive files compressed with the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm. If a victim expanded a specially crafted archive, it could cause gzip to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running gzip. This flaw only affects 64-bit systems. (CVE-2010-0001)


Update the affected gzip package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60727

File Name: sl_20100120_gzip_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0001

CWE: 189