OpenSUSE Linux update for bzip2

Published: 2019-05-15 22:31:45
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2016-3189
CVSSv3 3.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Opensuse
Vulnerable software versions Opensuse 15.0
Vendor URL Novell

Security Advisory

1) Use-after-free memory corruption in bzip2recover

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause the target application to crash.

The vulnerability exists due to an use-after-free error in bzip2recover when handling bzip2 files. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted bzip2 archive and cause the target application to crash.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will result in denial of service.

Remediation

Update the affected packages.

External links

https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-05/msg00035.html

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