Debian Security Advisory DSA 1522-1 (unzip)

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

CVSS Base Vector:


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.

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)

CVSS Score

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