GLSA-200603-12 : zoo: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21085


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-12 (zoo: Buffer overflow)

zoo is vulnerable to a new buffer overflow due to insecure use of the strcpy() function when trying to create an archive from certain directories or filenames.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit this issue by enticing a user to create a zoo archive of specially crafted directories and filenames, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running zoo.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All zoo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/zoo-2.10-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21085

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/16

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:zoo, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1269

OSVDB: 23934

GLSA: 200603-12