Debian Security Advisory DSA 2074-1 (ncompress)

Published: 2010-08-21 06:54:16
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%202074-1

Technical Details:
Aki Helin discovered an integer underflow in ncompress, the original Lempel-Ziv compress/uncompress programs. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary code when trying to decompress a crafted LZW compressed gzip archive. For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 4.2.4.2-1+lenny1. For the testing (squeeze) and unstable (sid) distribution, this problem has been fixed in version 4.2.4.3-1. We recommend that you upgrade your ncompress Linux Distribution Package.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to ncompress announced via advisory DSA 2074-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0001

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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