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[DSA741] DSA-741-1 bzip2

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-741-1 bzip2

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Chris Evans discovered that a specially crafted archive can trigger an
infinite loop in bzip2, a high-quality block-sorting file compressor.
During uncompression this results in an indefinitely growing output
file which will finally fill up the disk. On systems that
automatically decompress bzip2 archives this can cause a denial of
service.
For the oldstable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.2-1.woody5.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.2-7.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.2-7.
We recommend that you upgrade your bzip2 package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-741
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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