Scientific Linux Security Update : unzip on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60171


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A race condition was found in Unzip. Local users could use this flaw to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link attack on a file while it was being decompressed (CVE-2005-2475)

A buffer overflow was found in Unzip command line argument handling.
If a user could be tricked into running Unzip with a specially crafted long file name, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with that user's privileges. (CVE-2005-4667)


Update the affected unzip package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60171

File Name: sl_20070501_unzip_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2475, CVE-2005-4667

CWE: 119