Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : zip (MDKSA-2004:141)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15839
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected zip package.