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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0405

Original release date: 09/28/2010
Last revised: 08/21/2013


Integer overflow in the BZ2_decompress function in decompress.c in bzip2 and libbzip2 before 1.0.6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted compressed file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
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: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=627882
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-3052
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4581
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2455
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-3126
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0703
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://wwws.clamav.net/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2231
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20101207 VMSA-2010-0019 VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-3043
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-986-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.bzip.org/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://wwws.clamav.net/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2230
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-17439
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2010-0019.html
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100921 bzip2 CVE-2010-0405 integer overflow
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-3073
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2011-03-21-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.clamav.net/gitweb?p=clamav-devel.git;a=blob_plain;f=ChangeLog;hb=clamav-0.96.3
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-986-2
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-1512
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-986-3
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0858
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.sun.com/security/entry/cve_2010_0405_integer_overflow
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201301-05
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-3127
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://xorl.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/cve-2010-0405-bzip2-integer-overflow/
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:018

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