Scientific Linux Security Update : bzip2 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60858
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An 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.

Solution

Update the affected bzip2, bzip2-devel and / or bzip2-libs packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ded72a90

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60858

File Name: sl_20100920_bzip2_on_SL3_x__SL4_x__SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

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: 5.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/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: 9/20/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0405

IAVB: 2010-B-0083