This release removes a potential security
vulnerability which caused
bzip2 to fail one of the test cases provided and
reported in CERT-FI
20469. Upgrading is strongly recommended.
bzip2 is a portable, lossless data compressor based on the Burrows-Wheeler transform. It achieves good compression and runs on practically every (32/64-bit) platform in the known universe. The compression engine is also available as a library (libbz2), should you desire a programmatic interface.