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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-4338

unlzh.c in the LHZ component in gzip 1.3.5 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted GZIP archive.
Publish Date : 2006-09-19 Last Update Date : 2018-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-08-28 2006-09-19
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-4338 unix
HP-UX Running Software Distributor (SD), Remote Denial of Service (DoS) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19798 unix
RHSA-2006:0667: gzip security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060667 unix
unlzh.c in the LHZ component in gzip 1.3.5 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loo... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11290 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-2006-4338

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gzip Gzip 1.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gzip Gzip 1

- References For CVE-2006-4338
XF gzip-lhz-dos(29046) CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2007-0832
VUPEN ADV-2007-1171
VUPEN ADV-2007-0092
VUPEN ADV-2006-4760
TRUSTIX 2006-0052
CERT TA06-333A
VUPEN ADV-2006-3695
VUPEN ADV-2006-4275
VUPEN ADV-2006-4750
BID 20101 GNU GZip Archive Handling Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-03-30
BUGTRAQ 20070330 VMSA-2007-0002 VMware ESX security updates
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0667
BUGTRAQ 20060919 rPSA-2006-0170-1 gzip
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.020
GENTOO GLSA-200611-24
SECTRACK 1016883
GENTOO GLSA-200609-13
SGI 20061001-01-P CONFIRM
APPLE APPLE-SA-2006-11-28

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-4338

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

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