Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: unzip security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0196-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0196.html
Issue date: 2008-03-18
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0888
Updated unzip packages that fix a security issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
The unzip utility is used to list, test, or extract files from a zip
An invalid pointer flaw was found in unzip. If a user ran unzip on a
specially crafted file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with that
user's privileges. (CVE-2008-0888)
Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team for
reporting this issue.
All unzip users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
431438 - CVE-2008-0888 unzip: free() called for uninitialized or already freed pointer
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 :