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Bug 157058 - CAN-2005-1260 - bzip2 decompression bomb vulnerability
Summary: CAN-2005-1260 - bzip2 decompression bomb vulnerability
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 158801
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: bzip2
Version: rhl9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Legacy Bugs
QA Contact:
Depends On: 157057
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-06 15:16 UTC by Dominic Hargreaves
Modified: 2007-04-18 17:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-11-05 05:54:10 UTC

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Description Dominic Hargreaves 2005-05-06 15:16:03 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #157057 +++

Whilst playing with "random bitflipping" technology, an effective decompression
bomb attack against bzip2 was identified. bzip2 can be made to decompress
into a file indefinitely when it encounters a suitably corrupt bzip2 archive.

Demo bz2 archive:

Fixed in 1.0.3.

No disclosure date yet.

Comment 1 David Eisenstein 2005-11-04 20:38:21 UTC
Removing security flag & This bug duplicates bug 158801.
Should be closed DUPLICATE.

Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2005-11-05 05:54:10 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 158801 ***

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