|Bugzilla:||554418: CVE-2010-0001 gzip: (64 bit) Integer underflow by decompressing LZW format files|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
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.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (gzip)||RHSA-2010:0061||January 20, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (gzip)||RHSA-2010:0061||January 20, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (gzip)||RHSA-2010:0061||January 20, 2010|
Red Hat would like to thank Aki Helin of the Oulu University Secure Programming Group for responsibly reporting this flaw.
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