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

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 13:06:09 EST 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 7:22 AM, Ronald van Haren <pressh at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Ronald

signoff both

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