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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN248-1 : unzip vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
unzip vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in the handling of file name
arguments. By tricking a user or automated system into processing a
specially crafted, excessively long file name with unzip, a possible hacker
could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's
rights.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- unzip-5.52-3ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



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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