unzip security update

ID CESA-2008:0196
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2008-03-21T07:51:46


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2008:0196

The unzip utility is used to list, test, or extract files from a zip archive.

An invalid pointer flaw was found in unzip. If a user ran unzip on a specially crafted file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with that user's privileges. (CVE-2008-0888)

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue.

All unzip users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-March/026794.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-March/026795.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-March/026810.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-March/026814.html

Affected packages: unzip

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0196.html