Unchecked Buffer in Decompression Functions(Q329048)

Published: 2005-11-03 13:08:04
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Summary:
Two vulnerabilities exist in the Compressed Folders function: An unchecked buffer exists in the programs that handles the decompressing of files from a zipped file. A security vulnerability results because attempts to open a file with a specially malformed filename contained in a zipped file could possibly result in Windows Explorer failing, or in code of the attacker's choice being run. The decompression function could place a file in a directory that was not the same as, or a child of, the target directory specified by the user as where the decompressed zip files should be placed. This could allow an attacker to put a file in a known location on the users system, such as placing a program in a startup directory

Impact:
Two vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could run code of attacker's choice

Affected Versions:
Microsoft Windows 98 with Plus! Pack Microsoft Windows Me Microsoft Windows XP

Recommendations:
The vendor has released updates. Please see the references for more information.

Detection Type:
Windows Registry

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2002-0370
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2002-1139

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/5873
https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/5876

References:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms02-054.mspx

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2005-11-03
Modified
2019-04-29
Category
Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

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