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CVE-2009-2624 Detail

Description

The huft_build function in inflate.c in gzip before 1.3.13 creates a hufts (aka huffman) table that is too small, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash or infinite loop) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted archive. NOTE: this issue is caused by a CVE-2006-4334 regression.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/29/2010

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2624
Original release date:
01/29/2010
Last revised:
11/18/2010
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/02/2010)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of gzip as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.gzip.bugs/258 External Source MLIST [bug-gzip] 20091002 gzip-1.3.13 released [major]
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507263 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507263
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gzip.git/commit/?id=39a362ae9d9b007473381dba5032f4dfc1744cf2 External Source CONFIRM http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gzip.git/commit/?id=39a362ae9d9b007473381dba5032f4dfc1744cf2
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Nov/msg00000.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-01/msg00009.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:008
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-1974 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1974
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:020 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:020
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-889-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-889-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0185 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0185
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=514711 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=514711

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