[arch-dev-public] [signoff] gzip-1.4-1

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 07:22:55 EST 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Upstream update.  Fixes a CVE:
>  gzip -d could segfault and/or clobber the stack, possibly leading to
>  arbitrary code execution.  This affects x86_64 but not 32-bit systems.
>  This fixes CVE-2010-0001.
>  For more details, see http://bugzilla.redhat.com/554418
>  gzip -d would fail with a CRC error for some valid inputs.
>  So far, the only valid input known to exhibit this failure was
>  compressed "from FAT filesystem (MS-DOS, OS/2, NT)".  In addition,
>  to trigger the failure, your memcpy implementation must copy in
>  the "reverse" order.
> Signoff both,
> Allan

signoff x86_64


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