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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1372

bzlib.c in bzip2 before 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted file that triggers a buffer over-read, as demonstrated by the PROTOS GENOME test suite for Archive Formats.
Publish Date : 2008-03-18 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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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 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 ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat has re-evaluated the potential impact of this flaw and has released an update which corrects this behavior:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-03-18 2008-03-18
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Bzip2 Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6467 unix
bzlib.c in bzip2 before 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted f... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10067 unix
CVE-2008-1372 unix
ELSA-2008:0893: bzip2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22240 unix
RHSA-2008:0893 -- bzip2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29039 unix
RHSA-2008:0893: bzip2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080893 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-2008-1372

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Bzip Bzip2 0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Bzip Bzip2 0.9 B Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Bzip Bzip2 0.9 C Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Bzip Bzip2 0.9 A Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Bzip Bzip2 0.9.5a Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Bzip Bzip2 0.9.5b Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Bzip Bzip2 0.9.5c Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Bzip Bzip2 0.9.5d Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Bzip Bzip2 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Bzip Bzip2 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Bzip Bzip2 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Bzip Bzip2 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Bzip Bzip2 12

- References For CVE-2008-1372
NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-004
XF bzip2-archives-code-execution(41249)
VUPEN ADV-2009-2172
VUPEN ADV-2008-2557
VUPEN ADV-2008-0915
CERT TA09-218A
SLACKWARE SSA:2008-098-02
BID 28286 bzip2 Unspecified File Handling Vulnerability Release Date:2009-08-21
SECTRACK 1020867
BUGTRAQ 20081203 VMSA-2008-0019 VMware Hosted products and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve a critical security issue and update bzip2
BUGTRAQ 20080321 rPSA-2008-0118-1 bzip2
CERT-VN VU#813451
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1372

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