Denial of service in Info-ZIP UnZip



Published: 2019-03-21
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-9844
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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Vendor Info-ZIP

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU18051

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-9844

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in the zi_short() function in zipinfo.c when processing a large compression method value in the central directory file header. A remote attacker can pass a specially crafted array to the application and trigger denial of service (DoS) condition.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

UnZip: 6.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/12/05/13
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/12/05/19
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/12/05/20
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94728
http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unzip/+bug/1643750

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