RHEL 2.1 / 3 : unzip (RHSA-2008:0196)
High Nessus Plugin ID 31619
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated unzip packages that fix a security issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The unzip utility is used to list, test, or extract files from a zip archive.
An invalid pointer flaw was found in unzip. If a user ran unzip on a specially crafted file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with that user's privileges. (CVE-2008-0888)
Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue.
All unzip users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected unzip package.