An integer overflow vulnerability has been found in bzip2 and could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
|Package||app-arch/bzip2 on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.0.6|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.0.6|
bzip2 is a high-quality data compressor used extensively by Gentoo Linux.
An integer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in bzip2. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted compressed file using bzip2, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/bzip2-1.0.6"
January 09, 2013
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