Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : zziplib vulnerabilities (USN-3699-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110921
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libzzip-0-13 package.