Ubuntu Security Notice USN-18-1 November 05, 2004
zip vulnerability CAN-2004-1010
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
The following packages are affected:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.30-6ubuntu0.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.
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.