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Debian Security Advisory DSA 752-1 (gzip)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to gzip announced via advisory DSA 752-1. Two problems have been discovered in gzip, the GNU compression utility. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems. CVE-2005-0988 Imran Ghory discovered a race condition in the permissions setting code in gzip. When decompressing a file in a directory an attacker has access to, gunzip could be tricked to set the file permissions to a different file the user has permissions to. CVE-2005-1228 Ulf Härnhammar discovered a path traversal vulnerability in gunzip. When gunzip is used with the -N option an attacker could this vulnerability to create files in an arbitrary directory with the permissions of the user. For the oldstable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.2-3woody5.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.5-10. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.5-10. We recommend that you upgrade your gzip package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20752-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)