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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2624

Original release date: 01/29/2010
Last revised: 11/18/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/02/2010)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of gzip as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [bug-gzip] 20091002 gzip-1.3.13 released [major]
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-889-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:020
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38132
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2010:008
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1974
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0185
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38223
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gzip.git/commit/?id=39a362ae9d9b007473381dba5032f4dfc1744cf2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38232
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=514711
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507263

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