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CVE-2008-0888

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Overview

The NEEDBITS macro in the inflate_dynamic function in inflate.c for unzip can be invoked using invalid buffers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors that trigger a free of uninitialized or previously-freed data.

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VMware Security Advisory 2008-0009
Posted Jun 5, 2008
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory - Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues.

tags | advisory
advisories | CVE-2007-5671, CVE-2008-0967, CVE-2008-2097, CVE-2008-2100, CVE-2006-1721, CVE-2008-0553, CVE-2007-5378, CVE-2007-4772, CVE-2008-0888, CVE-2008-0062, CVE-2008-0063, CVE-2008-0948
SHA-256 | f098818652aa3effa44d42e138d658b7a0d4635486d171c6267c1242f5e9088e
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200804-6
Posted Apr 8, 2008
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-06 - Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered that the NEEDBITS macro in the inflate_dynamic() function in the file inflate.c can be invoked using invalid buffers, which can lead to a double free. Versions less than 5.52-r2 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2008-0888
SHA-256 | 6881255524df5a3daeddd44e4a71ecaf71b57506b3ab8a35bb006adcc273cdbf
Ubuntu Security Notice 589-1
Posted Mar 20, 2008
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 589-1 - Tavis Ormandy discovered that unzip did not correctly clean up pointers. If a user or automated service was tricked into processing a specially crafted ZIP archive, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2008-0888
SHA-256 | 8cc553b6a816c24515cc31acc6cf6171af40bb0e0c2cd4f80121484f410e4e20
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-068
Posted Mar 19, 2008
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory - Tavis Ormandy of Google Security discovered an invalid pointer flaw in unzip that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running unzip.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2008-0888
SHA-256 | 6241bf31366b86f9214c0b04b8389979ede508c055d9251b1a4119710eb80ccc
Debian Linux Security Advisory 1522-1
Posted Mar 17, 2008
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Security Advisory 1522-1 - Tavis Ormandy discovered that unzip, when processing specially crafted ZIP archives, could pass invalid pointers to the C library's free routine, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, code execution
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2008-0888
SHA-256 | 3c5604ace5a4b4adffc09cf7c4be1bbc96a5af52d3a0addfbcb4699152c5d081
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