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[GLSA-200603-12] zoo: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
zoo: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-12
(zoo: Buffer overflow)


zoo is vulnerable to a new buffer overflow due to insecure use of
the strcpy() function when trying to create an archive from certain
directories or filenames.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this issue by enticing a user to create
a zoo archive of specially crafted directories and filenames, possibly
leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running zoo.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=183426


Solution:
All zoo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/zoo-2.10-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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