The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
bzip2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (hard drive consumption) via a crafted bzip2 file that causes an infinite loop (a.k.a "decompression bomb").
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (bzip2)||RHSA-2005:474||June 16, 2005|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (bzip2)||RHSA-2005:474||June 16, 2005|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (bzip2)||RHSA-2005:474||June 16, 2005|
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