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USN-2502-1: unzip vulnerabilities

17 February 2015

unzip could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • unzip - De-archiver for .zip files


William Robinet discovered that unzip incorrectly handled certain
malformed zip archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted zip archive, an attacker could possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.