DSA 1974-1: New gzip packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/20/2010 04:25 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1974-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
January 20, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : gzip
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CVE-2009-2624 CVE-2010-0001
Debian Bug : 507263

Several vulnerabilities have been found in gzip, the GNU compression
utilities. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies
the following problems:

CVE-2009-2624

Thiemo Nagel discovered a missing input sanitation flaw in the way gzip
used to decompress data blocks for dynamic Huffman codes, which could
lead to the execution of arbitrary code when trying to decompress a
crafted archive. This issue is a reappearance of CVE-2006-4334 and only
affects the lenny version.

CVE-2010-0001

Aki Helin discovered an integer underflow when decompressing files that
are compressed using the LZW algorithm. This could lead to the execution
of arbitrary code when trying to decompress a crafted LZW compressed
gzip archive.


For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.3.12-6+lenny1.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.3.5-15+etch1.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
(sid), these problems will be fixed soon.


We recommend that you upgrade your gzip packages.


Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Debian (oldstable)
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 573 4a4c81d72ed695f7e0b710fa7da00201
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 62547 34c6cab73195a3b9e2b187636cf69dc2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 331550 3d6c191dfd2bf307014b421c12dc8469

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 84202 2677656b86d648a05b54ba0c03028eb1

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 76988 86e571b7bf22e4924c5d7f82306ab064

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 79428 7e71e302f090a62f52b7f6f5d35b627b

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 81616 02d1712f3f62de9f05810cd3a1660d77

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74324 ac441b57b7423d65985acaef2e40df9f

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 96216 89b544a5f93d7607e1608d7856fa70e8

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 82266 ff332d05f508dad0d3067dd713bee839

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 79722 1e117918ab793443c9da0af6f137e7a7

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 80602 4c5accebc99f8b263cef9500a94ae2ca

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-15+etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 77262 f440c798c3fe592896286047b643116d


Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 14580 7dac4e2e855b89ec335605722da16bd0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 462169 b5bac2d21840ae077e0217bc5e4845b1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1024 40c1d638034b3c9be692af4057a9499c

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip-win32_1.3.12-6+lenny1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 68438 858f1373aa128793538f5e5f6e283e24

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 112736 2afbb523626d0793acf7e1cb4be21938

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 106024 68119c7d80f94457b2f241cb90bd3aee

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 108462 b8daebe8a54750428f6028612297e76b

armel architecture (ARM EABI)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_armel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 106906 14e79925acc936699aaa8ccee0b6d04d

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 111448 7e94ea327492912e21b360e45ab324d5

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 102866 4cef436339090cd800efb7e6bb92b14b

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 123250 c38a5a05f04fa731340c254028d240c3

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 109266 5e17c751ddc3a65085f005dddcf6426c

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 109502 3ae2e1dfc3b13d0ed4574103aca3904d

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 108896 e7b03509583f7cbed875359a2595a3a0

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.12-6+lenny1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 106462 f166981469f7fd047ceabe5f26832638


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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