Bug 157057 - CAN-2005-1260 - bzip2 decompression bomb vulnerability
CAN-2005-1260 - bzip2 decompression bomb vulnerability
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 158801
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: bzip2 (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: 157058 157059 157060
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Reported: 2005-05-06 11:14 EDT by Dominic Hargreaves
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:25 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-05 00:53:07 EST
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Description Dominic Hargreaves 2005-05-06 11:14:49 EDT
Whilst playing with "random bitflipping" technology, an effective decompression
bomb attack against bzip2 was identified. bzip2 can be made to decompress
into a file indefinitely when it encounters a suitably corrupt bzip2 archive.

Demo bz2 archive:

Fixed in 1.0.3.

No disclosure date yet.
Comment 1 David Eisenstein 2005-11-04 15:35:18 EST
Removing security flag & This bug duplicates bug 158801.
Should be closed DUPLICATE.
Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2005-11-05 00:53:07 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 158801 ***

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