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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-4667

Buffer overflow in UnZip 5.50 and earlier allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long filename command line argument. NOTE: since the overflow occurs in a non-setuid program, there are not many scenarios under which it poses a vulnerability, unless unzip is passed long arguments when it is invoked from other programs.
Publish Date : 2005-12-31 Last Update Date : 2018-10-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch. The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-01-25 2005-12-19
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in UnZip 5.50 and earlier allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long filename c... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11252 unix
RHBA-2007:0418: unzip bug fix update (None) oval:com.redhat.rhba:def:20070418 unix
RHSA-2007:0203: unzip security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070203 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-4667

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Info-zip Unzip 5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Info-zip Unzip 5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Info-zip Unzip 5.31 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Info-zip Unzip 5.32 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Info-zip Unzip 5.40 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Info-zip Unzip 5.41 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Info-zip Unzip 5.42 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Info-zip Unzip 5.50 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Info-zip Unzip 8

- References For CVE-2005-4667
TRUSTIX 2006-0006
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11252 CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0203
OSVDB 22400
BID 15968 Info-ZIP UnZip File Name Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2007-09-19
FULLDISC 20051219 Unzip *ALL* verisons ;))

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-4667

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