Debian DLA-1287-1 : zziplib security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106904


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a uncontrolled memory allocation issue in zziplib, a ZIP archive library. Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service via a specially crafted file.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in zziplib version 0.13.56-1.1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your zziplib packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106904

File Name: debian_DLA-1287.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/21

Modified: 2018/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libzzip-0-13, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libzzip-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:zziplib-bin, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6869

OSVDB: 174402