Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : zip (MDKSA-2004:141)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15839


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability in zip was discovered where zip would not check the resulting path length when doing recursive folder compression, which could allow a malicious person to convince a user to create an archive containing a specially crafted path name. By doing so, arbitrary code could be executed with the permissions of the user running zip.

The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected zip package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15839

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-141.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/27

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:zip, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1010

MDKSA: 2004:141