GLSA-201301-05 : bzip2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63439


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201301-05 (bzip2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An integer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in bzip2. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted compressed file using bzip2, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/bzip2-1.0.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63439

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201301-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/09

Modified: 2015/04/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:bzip2, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0405

BID: 43331

OSVDB: 68167

GLSA: 201301-05

IAVB: 2010-B-0083