GLSA 200411-16: zip: Path name buffer overflow
Posted on: 11/09/2004 06:55 PM

A zip security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200411-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: zip: Path name buffer overflow
Date: November 09, 2004
Bugs: #70227
ID: 200411-16

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Synopsis
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zip contains a buffer overflow when creating a ZIP archive of files with very long path names. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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zip is a compression and file packaging utility.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-arch/zip <= 2.3-r3 >= 2.3-r4

Description
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zip does not check the resulting path length when doing recursive folder compression.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this by enticing another user or web application to create an archive including a specially-crafted path name, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running zip.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All zip users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/zip-2.3-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] HexView zip Advisory
http://www.hexview.com/docs/20041103-1.txt

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200411-16.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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