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[GLSA-200411-16] zip: Path name buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
zip: Path name buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-16
(zip: Path name buffer overflow)


zip does not check the resulting path length when doing recursive folder compression.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this by enticing another user or web application to create an archive including a specially-crafted path name, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running zip.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.hexview.com/docs/20041103-1.txt


Solution:
All zip users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/zip-2.3-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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