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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0001

Original release date: 01/29/2010
Last revised: 10/25/2011


Integer underflow in the unlzw function in unlzw.c in gzip before 1.4 on 64-bit platforms, as used in ncompress and probably others, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted archive that uses LZW compression, leading to an array index error.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
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

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External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:152
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:020
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554418
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ncompress.sourceforge.net/#status
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0185
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0061
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1974
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10546
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBMA02554
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023490
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-889-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0095
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7511
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:019
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=6153
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gzip.git/commit/?id=a3db5806d012082b9e25cc36d09f19cd736a468f
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1796
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2074
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2010:008
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1872

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10546
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7511
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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