Oracle Linux 3 : unzip (ELSA-2008-0196)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0196 :

Updated unzip packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The unzip utility is used to list, test, or extract files from a zip
archive.

An invalid pointer flaw was found in unzip. If a user ran unzip on a
specially crafted file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with
that user's privileges. (CVE-2008-0888)

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team
for reporting this issue.

All unzip users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-March/000546.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67672 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28288

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0888