Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : gzip (cve_2009_2624_denial_of)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80636


The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party software.


The 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)


Upgrade to Solaris 11.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80636

File Name: solaris11_gzip_20141107.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/19

Modified: 2015/01/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:solaris:11.1, p-cpe:/a:oracle:solaris:gzip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Solaris11/release, Host/Solaris11/pkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2624

CWE: 20