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USN-5673-1: unzip vulnerabilities

13 October 2022

Several security issues were fixed in unzip.

Releases

Packages

  • unzip - De-archiver for .zip files

Details

It was discovered that unzip did not properly handle unicode strings under
certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
zip file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause unzip to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2021-4217)

It was discovered that unzip did not properly perform bounds checking while
converting wide strings to local strings. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted zip file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
unzip to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2022-0529, CVE-2022-0530)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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