Synopsis: Updated zip package fixes security issue
Advisory ID: FLSA:2255
Issue date: 2005-02-01
Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=2255
CVE Names: CAN-2004-1010
An updated zip package that fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability is now
The zip program is an archiving utility which can create ZIP-compatible
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386
3. Problem description:
A buffer overflow bug has been discovered in zip when handling long file
names. An attacker could create a specially crafted path which could
cause zip to crash or execute arbitrary instructions. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CAN-2004-1010 to this issue.
Users of zip should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches and is not vulnerable to this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
to use apt:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you
have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content.
Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to
configure yum and apt-get.