zip vulnerability

2004-11-06T00:00:00
ID USN-18-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2004-11-06T00:00:00

Description

HexView discovered a buffer overflow in the zip package. The overflow
is triggered by creating a ZIP archive of files with very long path
names. This vulnerability might result in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user who calls zip.

This flaw may lead to privilege escalation on systems which
automatically create ZIP archives of user supplied files, like backup
systems or web applications.