Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : unzip (MDKSA-2003:073-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in unzip 5.50 and earlier that allows
attackers to overwrite arbitrary files during archive extraction by
placing non-printable characters between two '.' characters. These
invalid characters are filtered which results in a '..' sequence.

The patch applied to these packages prevents unzip from writing to
parent directories unless the '-:' command line option is used.

Update :

Ben Laurie found that the original patch used to fix this issue missed
a case where the path component included a quoted slash. An updated
patch was used to build these packages.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected unzip package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14056 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-073.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0282

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