OpenSUSE Linux update for bzip2

Published: 2019-05-15 | Updated: 2019-05-15
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2016-3189
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Opensuse Subscribe
Vendor Novell

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free memory corruption in bzip2recover

Severity: Low

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]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3189

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free


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.


Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Opensuse: 15.0

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.