Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : unzip (MDKSA-2006:050)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 21003


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow was foiund in how unzip handles file name arguments.
If a user could tricked into processing a specially crafted, excessively long file name with unzip, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected unzip package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 21003

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-050.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:unzip, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4667

MDKSA: 2006:050

CWE: 119