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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
6.8
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
CWE ID 20

- 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 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20092624 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

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507263 CONFIRM
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.gzip.bugs/258
MLIST [bug-gzip] 20091002 gzip-1.3.13 released [major]
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0185
VUPEN ADV-2010-0185
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-889-1
UBUNTU USN-889-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:020
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:020
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-1974
DEBIAN DSA-1974
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/38232
SECUNIA 38232
http://secunia.com/advisories/38223
SECUNIA 38223
http://secunia.com/advisories/38132
SECUNIA 38132
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-01/msg00009.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:008
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Nov/msg00000.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=514711 CONFIRM
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gzip.git/commit/?id=39a362ae9d9b007473381dba5032f4dfc1744cf2 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-2624

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


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