SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : unzip (SUSE-SU-2018:2978-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 117902



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for unzip fixes the following security issues :

CVE-2014-9913: Specially crafted zip files could trigger invalid memory writes possibly resulting in DoS or corruption (bsc#1013993)

CVE-2015-7696: Specially crafted zip files with password protection could trigger a crash and lead to denial of service (bsc#950110)

CVE-2015-7697: Specially crafted zip files could trigger an endless loop and lead to denial of service (bsc#950111)

CVE-2016-9844: Specially crafted zip files could trigger invalid memory writes possibly resulting in DoS or corruption (bsc#1013992)

CVE-2018-1000035: Prevent heap-based buffer overflow in the processing of password-protected archives that allowed an attacker to perform a denial of service or to possibly achieve code execution (bsc#1080074).

CVE-2014-9636: Prevent denial of service (out-of-bounds read or write and crash) via an extra field with an uncompressed size smaller than the compressed field size in a zip archive that advertises STORED method compression (bsc#914442).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2117=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2117=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117902

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2978-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/3/2018

Updated: 2/17/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1000035


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:unzip, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:unzip-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:unzip-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/6/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9636, CVE-2014-9913, CVE-2015-7696, CVE-2015-7697, CVE-2016-9844, CVE-2018-1000035

BID: 71825