Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438118
CVE-2008-1372 bzip2: crash on malformed archive file
Last modified: 2012-06-20 10:01:07 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-1372 to the following vulnerability:
bzlib.c in bzip2 before 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted file that triggers a buffer over-read, as demonstrated by the PROTOS GENOME test suite.
Created attachment 298695 [details]
Red Hat does not consider this flaw a security issue. After conducting a
thorough analysis of this flaw, Red Hat believes this issue can only result in a
crash of the bunzip2 process, which we do not consider to have any security impact.
bzip2-1.0.4-13.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
bzip2-1.0.4-11.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
We have reviewed this bug and will be providing bzip2 updates with backported patch for this issue for Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well. This issue does not only affect bunzip2 (where this flaw has no security implications), but may also affect any application linked against libbz2 library, including customer-specific applications not shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In such use-case, crash / DoS may have security implications.
This issue was addressed in:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: