Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : bzip2 (ELSA-2010-0703)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68102
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Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0703 :

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

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

bzip2 is a freely available, high-quality data compressor. It provides both standalone compression and decompression utilities, as well as a shared library for use with other programs.

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)

Users of bzip2 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running applications using the libbz2 library must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected bzip2 packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-September/001648.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-September/001649.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-September/001650.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68102

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0703.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

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

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0405

BID: 43331

RHSA: 2010:0703

IAVB: 2010-B-0083