gzip -- multiple vulnerabilities

2006-09-19T00:00:00
ID 11A84092-8F9F-11DB-AB33-000E0C2E438A
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2016-08-09T00:00:00

Description

Problem Description Multiple programming errors have been found in gzip which can be triggered when gzip is decompressing files. These errors include insufficient bounds checks in buffer use, a NULL pointer dereference, and a potential infinite loop. Impact The insufficient bounds checks in buffer use can cause gzip to crash, and may permit the execution of arbitrary code. The NULL pointer deference can cause gzip to crash. The infinite loop can cause a Denial-of-Service situation where gzip uses all available CPU time. Workaround No workaround is available.