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USN-589-1: unzip vulnerability

20 March 2008

unzip vulnerability




Tavis Ormandy discovered that unzip did not correctly clean up pointers.
If a user or automated service was tricked into processing a specially
crafted ZIP archive, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with
user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.