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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2006-4338 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (gzip) RHSA-2006:0667 2006-09-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (gzip) RHSA-2006:0667 2006-09-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (gzip) RHSA-2006:0667 2006-09-19

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