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CVE-2006-1168

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Overview

The decompress function in compress42.c in (1) ncompress 4.2.4 and (2) liblzw allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), and possibly execute arbitrary code, via crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201312-02
Posted Dec 4, 2013
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201312-2 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in BusyBox, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 1.21.0 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2006-1168, CVE-2011-2716, CVE-2013-1813
SHA-256 | 5eca61e08ab05154f1d0349dee78f810b450cc764497a9ccadb22f526df3040f
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-129-1
Posted Aug 11, 2012
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-129 - The decompress function in ncompress allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service, and possibly execute arbitrary code, via crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow. A missing DHCP option checking / sanitization flaw was reported for multiple DHCP clients. This flaw may allow DHCP server to trick DHCP clients to set e.g. system hostname to a specially crafted value containing shell special characters. Various scripts assume that hostname is trusted, which may lead to code execution when hostname is specially crafted. Additionally for Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 various problems in the ka-deploy and uClibc packages was discovered and fixed with this advisory. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues. The wrong set of packages was sent out with the MDVSA-2012:129 advisory that lacked the fix for CVE-2006-1168. This advisory provides the correct packages.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, shell, code execution
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2006-1168, CVE-2011-2716
SHA-256 | c7875eb533c9d6beb3425c1a97fe6ed841b9a1c6086b68f13fd555c85ebb7760
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-129
Posted Aug 11, 2012
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-129 - The decompress function in ncompress allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service, and possibly execute arbitrary code, via crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow. A missing DHCP option checking / sanitization flaw was reported for multiple DHCP clients. This flaw may allow DHCP server to trick DHCP clients to set e.g. system hostname to a specially crafted value containing shell special characters. Various scripts assume that hostname is trusted, which may lead to code execution when hostname is specially crafted. Additionally for Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 various problems in the ka-deploy and uClibc packages was discovered and fixed with this advisory. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, shell, code execution
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2006-1168, CVE-2011-2716
SHA-256 | 741a2545d765d1e9854cdcbf178dc20b6ca0f8fc1357ad76b6a268fa5cadabc4
Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0810-04
Posted Jun 20, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0810-04 - BusyBox provides a single binary that includes versions of a large number of system commands, including a shell. This can be very useful for recovering from certain types of system failures, particularly those involving broken shared libraries. A buffer underflow flaw was found in the way the uncompress utility of BusyBox expanded certain archive files compressed using Lempel-Ziv compression. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted archive file with uncompress, it could cause BusyBox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running BusyBox.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, shell
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2006-1168, CVE-2011-2716
SHA-256 | 692a17a1637832054a96a9ba834f72d74f07559261d87ec14a946255edfa3450
Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0308-03
Posted Feb 21, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0308-03 - BusyBox provides a single binary that includes versions of a large number of system commands, including a shell. This can be very useful for recovering from certain types of system failures, particularly those involving broken shared libraries. A buffer underflow flaw was found in the way the uncompress utility of BusyBox expanded certain archive files compressed using Lempel-Ziv compression. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted archive file with uncompress, it could cause BusyBox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running BusyBox.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, shell
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2006-1168, CVE-2011-2716
SHA-256 | 637da849dd1e3c763e778e6fe1e490e5b0111589e5bbe410601d4378e0edda25
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2011-167
Posted Nov 4, 2011
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2011-167 - A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in gimp. The LZW decompressor in the LWZReadByte function in giftoppm.c in the David Koblas GIF decoder in PBMPLUS, as used in the gif_read_lzw function in filter/image-gif.c in CUPS before 1.4.7, the LZWReadByte function in plug-ins/common/file-gif-load.c in GIMP 2.6.11 and earlier, the LZWReadByte function in img/gifread.c in XPCE in SWI-Prolog 5.10.4 and earlier, and other products, does not properly handle code words that are absent from the decompression table when encountered, which allows remote attackers to trigger an infinite loop or a heap-based buffer overflow, and possibly execute arbitrary code, via a crafted compressed stream. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2006-1168, CVE-2011-2895, CVE-2011-2896
SHA-256 | 8a29a2d7371a1293745f074454cbdde2256235ffc8c8e80d6c3920544ba0156b
Debian Linux Security Advisory 1149-1
Posted Aug 27, 2006
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Security Advisory 1149-1 - Tavis Ormandy from the Google Security Team discovered a missing boundary check in ncompress, the original Lempel-Ziv compress and uncompress programs, which allows a specially crafted datastream to underflow a buffer with attacker controlled data.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2006-1168
SHA-256 | 18f60a553124bf6e6d89dafa35f2109f8725cee5e1728ad61a4b74ba6deca451
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2006.140
Posted Aug 27, 2006
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006-140 - Tavis Ormandy, of the Google Security Team, discovered that ncompress, when uncompressing data, performed no bounds checking, which could allow a specially crafted datastream to underflow a .bss buffer with attacker controlled data.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2006-1168
SHA-256 | 4456b7aba34f8e6516cba330a9324a68c7fbd46b9085aefa462705c01c398b40
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