GLSA-201301-05 : bzip2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63439
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/bzip2-1.0.6'