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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Bzip2 Vendors:   bzip.org
Bzip2 Use-After-Free Memory Error in bzip2recover Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036132
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036132
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3189   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 20 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Bzip2. A remote user can cause the target application to crash.

A remote user can create a specially crafted bzip2 file that, when processed for recovery by the target application, will trigger a use-after-free memory error in bzip2recover and cause the target application to crash.

Aladdin Mubaied reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   A proposed patch is available at:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=1169843&action=diff

Vendor URL:  bzip.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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