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Advisories, September 20, 2006

Sep 21, 2006, 03:45 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 1181-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 19th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : gzip
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-4334 CVE-2006-4335 CVE-2006-4336 CVE-2006-4337 CVE-2006-4338

Tavis Ormandy from the Google Security Team discovered several vulnerabilities in gzip, the GNU compression utility. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

CVE-2006-4334

A null pointer dereference may lead to denial of service if gzip is used in an automated manner.

CVE-2006-4335

Missing boundary checks may lead to stack modification, allowing execution of arbitrary code.

CVE-2006-4336

A buffer underflow in the pack support code may lead to execution of arbitrary code.

CVE-2006-4337

A buffer underflow in the LZH support code may lead to execution of arbitrary code.

CVE-2006-4338

An infinite loop may lead to denial of service if gzip is used in an automated manner.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.5-10sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.5-15.

We recommend that you upgrade your gzip package.

Upgrade Instructions


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 3.1 alias sarge


Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum: 566 b4ef2a9e595a17f8596fdefb1f4b9bf6
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum: 60478 cd1bec47a01d72c800f3bac85dfcc5f3
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum: 331550 3d6c191dfd2bf307014b421c12dc8469

Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 83740 450c8d78aa9654ab651ac21115834432

AMD64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 75370 cf8896b90d00dc8fce58ab1e88149674

ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 76472 24b1723495120c89b9a1a55712fc557d

HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 79586 9a2d72859917de0f8b269ea95f392b2b

Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 71164 8267f1f753b0a2b380d149280b6e44bb

Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 91588 30b9aa547cfacc09cee832a9b7516b6e

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 69110 cf17c8d59a6204c2dce1828f2b1f24c6

Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 79488 e2242db1fb6e1c589a67658f96ba7f27

Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 79350 da63d665a88c29c6cf07b1ef3566ecd1

PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 76948 12e742fd43b8325e89f3b96e0cdd89a6

IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 77540 0e75950ede6c45a332eead6d71b7e7a2

Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.5-10sarge2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 74654 471feed410766674a72327e58702febd

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


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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>