[SECURITY] [DLA 1335-1] zsh security update

ID DEBIAN:DLA-1335-1:417A2
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2018-03-31T22:19:41


Package : zsh Version : 4.3.17-1+deb7u2 CVE ID : CVE-2018-1071 CVE-2018-1083 Debian Bug : 894044 894043

Two security vulnerabilities were discovered in the Z shell.

CVE-2018-1071 Stack-based buffer overflow in the exec.c:hashcmd() function. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.

CVE-2018-1083 Buffer overflow in the shell autocomplete functionality. A local unprivileged user can create a specially crafted directory path which leads to code execution in the context of the user who tries to use autocomplete to traverse the before mentioned path. If the user affected is privileged, this leads to privilege escalation.

For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.17-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your zsh packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS