Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : zziplib vulnerabilities (USN-3699-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110921


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


It was 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110921

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3699-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/05

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

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: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:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6381, CVE-2018-6484, CVE-2018-6540, CVE-2018-6541, CVE-2018-6869, CVE-2018-7725, CVE-2018-7726

USN: 3699-1