National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability

CVE-2008-1372 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/18/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
Original release date:
Last revised:


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
Exploitability Subscore:
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/17/2008)

Red Hat has re-evaluated the potential impact of this flaw and has released an update which corrects this behavior:

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to

Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-004 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-08-05-1 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200903-40 External Source SUNALERT 241786 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC External Source MISC External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-02 External Source CONFIRM US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#813451 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:075 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0893 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080321 rPSA-2008-0118-1 bzip2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20081203 VMSA-2008-0019 VMware Hosted products and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve a critical security issue and update bzip2 Exploit External Source BID 28286 External Source SECTRACK 1020867 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2008-098-02 External Source UBUNTU USN-590-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA09-218A External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0915 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2557 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-2172 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF bzip2-archives-code-execution(41249) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10067 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6467 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2970 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-3037

References to Check Content

Check System:
Check System:

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Change History 3 change records found - show changes