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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60727
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected gzip package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?78523686

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60727

File Name: sl_20100120_gzip_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 1/20/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0001

CWE: 189