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Gentoo alert 200609-13 (gzip)

From:  Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@lists.gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200609-13 ] gzip: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:  Sat, 23 Sep 2006 08:38:17 +0200
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200609-13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: gzip: Multiple vulnerabilities Date: September 23, 2006 Bugs: #145511 ID: 200609-13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== gzip is affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including buffer overflows and infinite loops, possibly allowing the execution of arbitrary code. Background ========== gzip, the GNU zip compression utility, is a free and patent unencumbered replacement for the standard compress utility. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-arch/gzip < 1.3.5-r9 >= 1.3.5-r9 Description =========== Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team has reported multiple vulnerabilities in gzip. A stack buffer modification vulnerability was discovered in the LZH decompression code, where a pathological data stream may result in the modification of stack data such as frame pointer, return address or saved registers. A static buffer underflow was discovered in the pack decompression support, allowing a specially crafted pack archive to underflow a .bss buffer. A static buffer overflow was uncovered in the LZH decompression code, allowing a data stream consisting of pathological huffman codes to overflow a .bss buffer. Multiple infinite loops were also uncovered in the LZH decompression code. Impact ====== A remote attacker may create a specially crafted gzip archive, which when decompressed by a user or automated system exectues arbitrary code with the privileges of the user id invoking gzip. The infinite loops may be abused by an attacker to disrupt any automated systems invoking gzip to handle data decompression. Workaround ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All gzip users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/gzip-1.3.5-r9" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2006-4334 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4334 [ 2 ] CVE-2006-4335 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4335 [ 3 ] CVE-2006-4336 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4336 [ 4 ] CVE-2006-4337 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4337 [ 5 ] CVE-2006-4338 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4338 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200609-13.xml Concerns? ========= Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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