Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : bzip2 (ELSA-2008-0893)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67750


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0893 :

Updated bzip2 packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Bzip2 is a freely available, high-quality data compressor. It provides both stand-alone compression and decompression utilities, as well as a shared library for use with other programs.

A buffer over-read flaw was discovered in the bzip2 decompression routine. This issue could cause an application linked against the libbz2 library to crash when decompressing malformed archives.

Users of bzip2 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected bzip2 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67750

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0893.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bzip2, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bzip2-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bzip2-libs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1372

OSVDB: 43425

RHSA: 2008:0893

CWE: 119