Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : unzip vulnerability (USN-248-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in the handling of file name
arguments. By tricking a user or automated system into processing a
specially crafted, excessively long file name with unzip, an attacker
could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's

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 unzip package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21056 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4667

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