Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : zziplib vulnerabilities (USN-3320-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100837


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


Agostino Sarubbo discovered that zziplib incorrectly handled certain malformed ZIP files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted ZIP file, a remote attacker could cause zziplib to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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.


Update the affected libzzip-0-13 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100837

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3320-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/16

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libzzip-0-13, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5974, CVE-2017-5975, CVE-2017-5976, CVE-2017-5978, CVE-2017-5979, CVE-2017-5980, CVE-2017-5981

OSVDB: 151812, 151813, 151814, 151817, 151818, 151820, 152061

USN: 3320-1