gzip huft_build() code execution

gzip-huftbuild-code-execution (29038) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

gzip could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the huft_build() function. By creating a specially-crafted archive file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service, if the attacker could convince the victim to open the malicious file.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For FreeBSD:
Refer to FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-06:21.gzip for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-349-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2006:0667-3 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200609-13 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-1181-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For HP Tru64 UNIX:
Refer to Hewlett-Packard Company Security Bulletin HPSBTU02168 SSRT061237 for patch or upgrade information. See References.

Apply Apple Security Update 2006-007, available from the Apple Web site. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SA:2006:056 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.8
  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 5.0
  • FreeBSD FreeBSD
  • Gentoo Linux
  • GNU gzip 1.3.5
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 2.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell UnitedLinux 1.0
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2-STABLE
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.5
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 F...
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server x64 Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 7 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Home
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Multimedia
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Personal
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Hosting Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Workgroup Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0

Reported:

Sep 19, 2006

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