Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gzip vulnerability (USN-158-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

zgrep did not handle shell metacharacters like '|' and '&' properly
when they occurred in input file names. This could be exploited to
execute arbitrary commands with user privileges if zgrep is run in an
untrusted directory with specially crafted file names.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected gzip package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20562 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0758