GLSA-200704-05 : zziplib: Buffer Overflow

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-05
(zziplib: Buffer Overflow)

dmcox dmcox discovered a boundary error in the zzip_open_shared_io()
function from zzip/file.c .

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to run a zziplib function with an
overly long string as an argument which would trigger the buffer
overflow and may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-05.xml

Solution :

All zziplib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/zziplib-0.13.49'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24938 (gentoo_GLSA-200704-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1614