GLSA 200704-05 zziplib: Buffer Overflow
Posted on: 04/07/2007 02:50 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - zziplib: Buffer Overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200704-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: zziplib: Buffer Overflow
Date: April 03, 2007
Bugs: #171441
ID: 200704-05

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Synopsis
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The zziplib library contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that could
lead to user-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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The zziplib library is a lightweight library for extracting data from
files archived in a single zip file.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/zziplib lt; 0.13.49 gt;= 0.13.49

Description
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dmcox dmcox discovered a boundary error in the zzip_open_shared_io()
function from zzip/file.c .

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to run a zziplib function with an
overly long string as an argument which would trigger the buffer
overflow and may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All zziplib users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-libs/zziplib-0.13.49"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1614
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1614

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-200704-05.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 2007 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/2.5



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