Debian Security Advisory DSA 2074-1 (ncompress)

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

CVSS Base Vector:


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 For the testing (squeeze) and unstable (sid) distribution, this problem has been fixed in version We recommend that you upgrade your ncompress Linux Distribution Package.

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)

CVSS Score

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