DescriptionUse-after-free vulnerability in bzip2recover in bzip2 1.0.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted bzip2 file, related to block ends set to before the start of the block.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs827744

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
bzip2 (PTS)wheezy1.0.6-4vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch1.0.6-8.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[jessie] - bzip2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - bzip2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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