Perl Compress::Raw modules: Denial of Service — GLSA 200908-07

An off-by-one error in Compress::Raw::Zlib and Compress::Raw::Bzip2 might lead to a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

perl-core/Compress-Raw-Zlib on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.020
Unaffected versions >= 2.020
perl-core/Compress-Raw-Bzip2 on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.020
Unaffected versions >= 2.020

Background

Compress::Raw::Zlib and Compress::Raw::Bzip2 are Perl low-level interfaces to the zlib and bzip2 compression libraries.

Description

Leo Bergolth reported an off-by-one error in the inflate() function in Zlib.xs of Compress::Raw::Zlib, possibly leading to a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2009-1391).

Paul Marquess discovered a similar vulnerability in the bzinflate() function in Bzip2.xs of Compress::Raw::Bzip2 (CVE-2009-1884).

Impact

A remote attacker might entice a user or automated system (for instance running SpamAssassin or AMaViS) to process specially crafted files, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Compress::Raw::Zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=perl-core/Compress-Raw-Zlib-2.020"

All Compress::Raw::Bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=perl-core/Compress-Raw-Bzip2-2.020"

References

Release Date
August 18, 2009

Latest Revision
August 18, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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