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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN158-1 : gzip vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gzip vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "gzip" is missing a security patch.

Description :

zgrep did not handle shell metacharacters like '|' and '&' properly
when they occurred in input file names. This could be exploited to
execute arbitrary commands with user rights if zgrep is run in an
untrusted directory with specially crafted file names.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- gzip-1.3.5-9ubuntu3.4 (Ubuntu 5.04)

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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