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Security Advisory gzip security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0667-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2006-09-19
Last updated on: 2006-09-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2006-4334
CVE-2006-4335
CVE-2006-4336
CVE-2006-4337
CVE-2006-4338

Details

Updated gzip packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The gzip package contains the GNU gzip data compression program.

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered two denial of service
flaws in the way gzip expanded archive files. If a victim expanded a
specially crafted archive, it could cause the gzip executable to hang or
crash. (CVE-2006-4334, CVE-2006-4338)

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several code execution
flaws in the way gzip expanded archive files. If a victim expanded a
specially crafted archive, it could cause the gzip executable to crash or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-4335, CVE-2006-4336, CVE-2006-4337)

Users of gzip should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch and is not vulnerable to these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 6bf7ab261a159f83cfe587e77314e95c
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 842a7c1efcb3ad77701b64413e54408b
 
x86_64:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 565eecd82fbe55386cdf228fccdfaecc
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 5648a7b9c26a7cf20f98dc7ec35babf5
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 49ccf9c31fa89e32612e6842e56725a8
 
x86_64:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: f6ef264363bd174e77b0676cb4bea479
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.src.rpm     MD5: ad45a2b7d359191e2d09ea99576e2dc7
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.i386.rpm     MD5: 74ea72195027b0a56065882957ae6aed
 
IA-64:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.ia64.rpm     MD5: 221b875805ccab0bbaa150664a26ce50
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 6bf7ab261a159f83cfe587e77314e95c
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 842a7c1efcb3ad77701b64413e54408b
 
IA-64:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: f8d04b7ae735d4e84213bf0bfdfcc7b4
 
PPC:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 391f0bf7e9fdea0f44c31518603a35a2
 
s390:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 836385ed074828038b67360c5b019c07
 
s390x:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: b1a0e78bc41851a871649871ad3fa3e7
 
x86_64:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 565eecd82fbe55386cdf228fccdfaecc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 5648a7b9c26a7cf20f98dc7ec35babf5
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 49ccf9c31fa89e32612e6842e56725a8
 
IA-64:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 85f98bebe3367e17b608317cb3241f27
 
PPC:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 06e9cdaacd44994bf34c2e701676f154
 
s390:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 821f36266c7b91cf4b8dc9ec50280c76
 
s390x:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 364d5e60560ab8c6e47580da67cc1921
 
x86_64:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: f6ef264363bd174e77b0676cb4bea479
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.src.rpm     MD5: ad45a2b7d359191e2d09ea99576e2dc7
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.i386.rpm     MD5: 74ea72195027b0a56065882957ae6aed
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 6bf7ab261a159f83cfe587e77314e95c
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 842a7c1efcb3ad77701b64413e54408b
 
IA-64:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: f8d04b7ae735d4e84213bf0bfdfcc7b4
 
x86_64:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 565eecd82fbe55386cdf228fccdfaecc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 5648a7b9c26a7cf20f98dc7ec35babf5
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 49ccf9c31fa89e32612e6842e56725a8
 
IA-64:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 85f98bebe3367e17b608317cb3241f27
 
x86_64:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: f6ef264363bd174e77b0676cb4bea479
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.src.rpm     MD5: ad45a2b7d359191e2d09ea99576e2dc7
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.i386.rpm     MD5: 74ea72195027b0a56065882957ae6aed
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 6bf7ab261a159f83cfe587e77314e95c
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 842a7c1efcb3ad77701b64413e54408b
 
IA-64:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: f8d04b7ae735d4e84213bf0bfdfcc7b4
 
x86_64:
gzip-1.3.3-13.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 565eecd82fbe55386cdf228fccdfaecc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 5648a7b9c26a7cf20f98dc7ec35babf5
 
IA-32:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 49ccf9c31fa89e32612e6842e56725a8
 
IA-64:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: 85f98bebe3367e17b608317cb3241f27
 
x86_64:
gzip-1.3.3-16.rhel4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0061
    MD5: f6ef264363bd174e77b0676cb4bea479
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.src.rpm     MD5: ad45a2b7d359191e2d09ea99576e2dc7
 
IA-64:
gzip-1.3-19.rhel2.ia64.rpm     MD5: 221b875805ccab0bbaa150664a26ce50
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

204676 - CVE-2006-4334 gzip multiple issues (CVE-2006-4335, CVE-2006-4336, CVE-2006-4337, CVE-2006-4338)


References



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