bzip2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201301-05 / bzip2
||January 09, 2013
||January 09, 2013: 1
All supported architectures
An integer overflow vulnerability has been found in bzip2 and could
result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
bzip2 is a high-quality data compressor used extensively by Gentoo
An integer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in bzip2. Please
review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
compressed file using bzip2, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service
There is no known workaround at this time.
All bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/bzip2-1.0.6"