Vulnerability identifier: #VU62002
Vulnerability risk: High
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation when processing filenames with two or more newlines. A remote attacker can force zgrep or xzgrep to write arbitrary files on the system.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise the affected system.
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Vulnerable software versions
Gzip: 1.2.4 - 1.11
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.