Denial of service in Info-ZIP UnZip

Published: 2019-07-04 | Updated: 2020-06-25
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-13232
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Software for archiving

Vendor Info-ZIP

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU29255

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-13232

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly control consumption of internal resources. A remote attacker can trigger resource exhaustion and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack via a specially crafted zip file.


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

Vulnerable software versions

UnZip: 5.2 - 6.10 b

CPE2.3 External links

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