Scientific Linux Security Update : bzip2 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60858
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn integer overflow flaw was discovered in the bzip2 decompression routine. This issue could, when decompressing malformed archives, cause bzip2, or an application linked against the libbz2 library, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-0405)
All running applications using the libbz2 library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected bzip2, bzip2-devel and / or bzip2-libs packages.