Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libzip (MDVSA-2011:099)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 54638


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been identified and fixed in libzip :

The _zip_name_locate function in zip_name_locate.c in the Zip extension in PHP before 5.3.6 does not properly handle a ZIPARCHIVE::FL_UNCHANGED argument, which might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an empty ZIP archive that is processed with a (1) locateName or (2) statName operation (CVE-2011-0421).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 54638

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-099.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 5/25/2011

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64zip-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64zip1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64zip1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libzip, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libzip-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libzip1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libzip1-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0421

BID: 46354

MDVSA: 2011:099