Resource exhaustion in unzip (Alpine package)

Published: 2020-03-26
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-13232
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
unzip (Alpine package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Vendor Alpine Linux Development Team

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 - 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.


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Vulnerable software versions

unzip (Alpine package): 6.0-r4 - 6.0-r5

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?