Bug 165679 - CVE-2005-2458 gzip/zlib flaws
CVE-2005-2458 gzip/zlib flaws
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Peter Staubach
Brian Brock
: Security
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Blocks: 168429
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Reported: 2005-08-11 07:45 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0101
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-01-17 03:32:30 EST
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Proposed patch (1.48 KB, patch)
2005-10-20 13:51 EDT, Peter Staubach
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-08-11 07:45:49 EDT
Tim Yamin from Gentoo noticed that some older security related bugs in the
decompression code had not been fixed in the kernel.  This is fairly minor as
there are few places where the kernel decompresses arbitrary data.  However it
could be a problem for things like zisofs (if someone mounts a malicious
filesystem), perhaps cslip or ppp too).



Fix for 2.6 is here, pretty much identical for 2.4:

Comment 4 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-08-18 06:09:17 EDT
Sergey Vlasov has done some analysis on these issues and discovered that the
changes in file lib/zlib_inflate/inftrees.c are incorrect and in fact are not
needed.  Gentoo have agreed and therefore from the patch above please ignore the
lib/zlib_inflate/inftrees.c hunk.  This means that CAN-2005-2549 is dropped, but
CAN-2005-2548 still applies.
Comment 5 Jason Baron 2005-08-22 15:00:19 EDT
Marc, do CAN-2005-2458?
Comment 6 Jason Baron 2005-08-22 15:01:00 EDT
i meant Mark. sorry.
Comment 7 Peter Staubach 2005-10-20 13:51:54 EDT
Created attachment 120202 [details]
Proposed patch
Comment 12 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-01-17 03:32:30 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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