Scientific Linux Security Update : bzip2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60887


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60887

File Name: sl_20101110_bzip2_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2010/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0405

IAVB: 2010-B-0083