GLSA-200505-05 : gzip: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-05
(gzip: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The gzip and gunzip programs are vulnerable to a race condition
when setting file permissions (CAN-2005-0988), as well as improper
handling of filename restoration (CAN-2005-1228). The zgrep utility
improperly sanitizes arguments, which may come from an untrusted source

Impact :

These vulnerabilities could allow arbitrary command execution,
changing the permissions of arbitrary files, and installation of files
to an aribitrary location in the filesystem.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All gzip users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/gzip-1.3.5-r6'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18231 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0758