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|Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201708-08 ] bzip2
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: bzip2: Denial of Service (GLSA 201708-08)
An use-after-free vulnerability has been found in bzip2 that could
allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.
bzip2 is a high-quality data compressor used extensively by Gentoo
Vulnerable: < 1.0.6-r8
Unaffected: >= 1.0.6-r8
Architectures: All supported architectures
A use-after-free flaw was found in bzip2recover, leading to a null
pointer dereference, or a write to a closed file descriptor. Please
review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
bzip2 archive using bzip2recover, possibly resulting in a Denial of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/bzip2-1.0.6-r8"
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