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

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

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