Debian Security Advisory DSA 3113-1 (unzip - security update)

Published: 2014-12-27 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Affected Versions:
unzip on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 6.0-8+deb7u1. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems will be fixed soon. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 6.0-13. We recommend that you upgrade your unzip Linux Distribution Packages.

Michele Spagnuolo of the Google Security Team discovered that unzip, an extraction utility for archives compressed in .zip format, is affected by heap-based buffer overflows within the CRC32 verification function (CVE-2014-8139), the test_compr_eb() function (CVE-2014-8140) and the getZip64Data() function (CVE-2014-8141), which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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


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