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.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=220595
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
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (gzip)||RHSA-2006:0667||September 19, 2006|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (gzip)||RHSA-2006:0667||September 19, 2006|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (gzip)||RHSA-2006:0667||September 19, 2006|
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