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[DSA1149] DSA-1149-1 ncompress

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-1149-1 ncompress

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Tavis Ormandy from the Google Security Team discovered a missing
boundary check in ncompress, the original Lempel-Ziv compress and
uncompress programs, which permits a specially crafted datastream to
underflow a buffer with attacker controlled data.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.2.4-15sarge2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.2.4-15sarge2.
We recommend that you upgrade your ncompress package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1149
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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