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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-0001

Integer underflow in the unlzw function in unlzw.c in gzip before 1.4 on 64-bit platforms, as used in ncompress and probably others, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted archive that uses LZW compression, leading to an array index error.
Publish Date : 2010-01-29 Last Update Date : 2017-09-18
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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
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2010-01-11 2010-01-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-0001 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
DSA-2074-1 ncompress -- integer underflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13583 unix
ELSA-2010:0061: gzip security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23003 unix
gzip Integer Overflow Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7511 unix
Integer underflow in the unlzw function in unlzw.c in gzip before 1.4 on 64-bit platforms allows remote attackers to cau... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10546 unix
RHSA-2010:0061: gzip security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100061 unix
RHSA-2010:0061: gzip security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22121 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-2010-0001

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Gzip 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Gzip 1.2.4a 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
16 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Gzip 16

- References For CVE-2010-0001
VUPEN ADV-2010-1872
VUPEN ADV-2010-1796
VUPEN ADV-2010-0185
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0061
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:008

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-0001

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

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