Debian Security Advisory DSA 1522-1 (unzip)

Published: 2008-03-19 19:30:32
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201522-1

Technical Details:
Tavis Ormandy discovered that unzip, when processing specially crafted ZIP archives, could pass invalid pointers to the C library's free routine, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2008-0888). For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.52-9etch1. For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 5.52-1sarge5. The unstable distribution (sid) will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your unzip Linux Distribution Package.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to unzip announced via advisory DSA 1522-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-0888

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3

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