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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 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.

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