Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : unzip vulnerabilities (USN-2472-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80551


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Wolfgang Ettlinger discovered that unzip incorrectly handled certain malformed zip archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted zip archive, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected unzip package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80551

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2472-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:unzip, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8139, CVE-2014-8140, CVE-2014-8141

BID: 71790, 71792, 71793

OSVDB: 116167, 116171, 116172

USN: 2472-1