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MDKSA-2004:141: zip

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the zip package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:141 (zip).

A vulnerability in zip was discovered where zip would not check the resulting
path length when doing recursive folder compression, which could permit a
malicious person to convince a user to create an archive containing a
specially-crafted path name. By doing so, arbitrary code could be executed with
the permissions of the user running zip.

The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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