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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-2624

The huft_build function in inflate.c in gzip before 1.3.13 creates a hufts (aka huffman) table that is too small, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash or infinite loop) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted archive. NOTE: this issue is caused by a CVE-2006-4334 regression.
Publish Date : 2010-01-29 Last Update Date : 2010-11-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute Code

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of gzip as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-2624 unix
DSA-1974 gzip -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7495 unix
DSA-1974-1 gzip -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13018 unix
USN-889-1 -- gzip vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13325 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-2624

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Gzip 1.2.4a Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Gzip 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Gzip 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Gzip 15

- References For CVE-2009-2624 CONFIRM
MLIST [bug-gzip] 20091002 gzip-1.3.13 released [major]
VUPEN ADV-2010-0185
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:008

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-2624

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit for more information)

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