Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : gzip (cve_2009_2624_denial_of)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80636
SynopsisThe remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party software.
DescriptionThe remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates :
- The huft_build function in inflate.c in gzip before 1.3.13 creates a hufts (aka huffman) table that is too small, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash or infinite loop) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted archive.
NOTE: this issue is caused by a CVE-2006-4334 regression. (CVE-2009-2624)
SolutionUpgrade to Solaris 11.1.