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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
Description Last Modified:  01/29/2010

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.gzip.bugs/258
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507263
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gzip.git/commit/?id=39a362ae9d9b007473381dba5032f4dfc1744cf2
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Nov/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-01/msg00009.html
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-1974
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:020
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-889-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0185
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=514711

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2624
NVD Published Date:
01/29/2010
NVD Last Modified:
11/18/2010