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USN-2788-1: unzip vulnerabilities

29 October 2015

unzip could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • unzip - De-archiver for .zip files

Details

Gustavo Grieco discovered that unzip incorrectly handled certain password
protected archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted zip archive, an attacker could possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-7696)

Gustavo Grieco discovered that unzip incorrectly handled certain malformed
archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted zip archive, an attacker could possibly cause unzip to
hang, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-7697)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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