Scientific Linux Security Update : gzip on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60727
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionCVE-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)
SolutionUpdate the affected gzip package.