Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : unzip vulnerability (USN-589-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that unzip did not correctly clean up
pointers. If a user or automated service was tricked into processing a
specially crafted ZIP archive, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected unzip package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31639 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0888