Heap-based buffer overflow in Info-ZIP UnZip

Published: 2020-02-01 | Updated: 2020-08-03
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2014-8141
Exploitation vector Local
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) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU33146

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-8141

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in Heap-based buffer overflow in the getZip64Data function in Info-ZIP UnZip 6.0 and earlier. A remote attacker can use a crafted zip file in the -t command argument to the unzip command. to trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


Update to version 6.10b.

Vulnerable software versions

UnZip: 6.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to open a a specially crafted archive.

The attacker would have to login to the system and perform certain actions in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.