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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 16:55:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: Josh Bressers <>
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: bzip2 CERT-FI: 20469

Name: CVE-2008-1372
Status: Candidate
Reference: MISC:
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: CERT-VN:VU#813451
Reference: URL:
Reference: BID:28286
Reference: URL:
Reference: FRSIRT:ADV-2008-0915
Reference: URL:

bzlib.c in bzip2 before 1.0.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted file that triggers a
buffer over-read, as demonstrated by the PROTOS GENOME test suite.

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