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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 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.

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 :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31639 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0888