gzip vulnerabilities

2010-01-20T00:00:00
ID USN-889-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2010-01-20T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that gzip incorrectly handled certain malformed
compressed files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted gzip file, an attacker could cause gzip to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
the program. (CVE-2009-2624)

Aki Helin discovered that gzip incorrectly handled certain malformed
files compressed with the Lempel–Ziv–Welch (LZW) algorithm. If a user or
automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted gzip file,
an attacker could cause gzip to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0001)