bzip2 archives code execution

bzip2-archives-code-execution (41249) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

bzip2 could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the improper handling of archives. By sending a specially-crafted archive, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory, execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the affected application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of bzip2 (1.0.5 or later), available from the bzip Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About Security Update 2009-003.
  • bzip Web site: bzip2 and libbzip2.
  • CERT-FI: 20469: CERT-FI and CPNI Joint Vulnerability Advisory on Archive Formats.
  • Sun Alert ID: 241786: A Security Vulnerability in the bzip2(1) command may lead to a Denial of Service (DoS).
  • ASA-2008-404: bzip2 security update (RHSA-2008-0893)
  • BID-28286: bzip2 Unspecified File Handling Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-1372: bzlib.c in bzip2 before 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted file that triggers a buffer over-read, as demonstrated by the PROTOS GENOME test suite for Archive Formats.
  • GLSA-200804-02: bzip2: Denial of Service
  • GLSA-200903-40: Analog: Denial of Service
  • MDVSA-2008:075: Updated bzip2 packages fix denial of service vulnerability
  • RHSA-2008-0893: Moderate: bzip2 security update
  • SA29410: bzip2 Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SA36096: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020867: Bzip2 Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
  • SUSE-SR:2008:011: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-590-1: bzip2 vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.0
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.7
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.0
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.7
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Julian Seward bzip2 prior to 1.0.5
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 2.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
  • Sun OpenSolaris build_snv_01 x86
  • Sun OpenSolaris build_snv_01 SPARC
  • Sun OpenSolaris build_snv_88 x86
  • Sun OpenSolaris build_snv_88 SPARC
  • Sun Solaris 10 SPARC
  • Sun Solaris 10 x86
  • Sun Solaris 8 x86
  • Sun Solaris 8 SPARC
  • Sun Solaris 9 x86
  • Sun Solaris 9 SPARC

Reported:

Mar 17, 2008

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