Bug 438118 - (CVE-2008-1372) CVE-2008-1372 bzip2: crash on malformed archive file
CVE-2008-1372 bzip2: crash on malformed archive file
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 439854 439855 461583 461584 461585 461586 461587 461588 833881
Blocks: 430753
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Reported: 2008-03-19 04:09 EDT by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2012-06-20 10:01 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-01 14:30:37 EDT
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Upstream patch (1.83 KB, patch)
2008-03-20 10:03 EDT, Josh Bressers
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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-03-19 04:09:07 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.


Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2008-03-20 10:03:52 EDT
Created attachment 298695 [details]
Upstream patch
Comment 6 Josh Bressers 2008-03-31 16:14:35 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-04-09 01:18:19 EDT
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.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-04-09 01:22:20 EDT
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.
Comment 10 Tomas Hoger 2008-09-09 05:43:55 EDT
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.
Comment 12 Red Hat Product Security 2008-10-01 14:30:37 EDT
This issue was addressed in:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:


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