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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0888

Original release date: 03/17/2008
Last revised: 06/20/2011


The NEEDBITS macro in the inflate_dynamic function in inflate.c for unzip can be invoked using invalid buffers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors that trigger a free of uninitialized or previously-freed data.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: unzip-inflatedynamic-code-execution(41246)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0196
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29392
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1744
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 28288
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29427
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0116
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29440
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29681
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:007
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0009.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29415
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29432
Type: Advisory
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2317
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-06
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31204
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0116
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1522
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29495
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:068
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.ipcop.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=40
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080604 VMSA-2008-0009 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29406
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0913
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080321 rPSA-2008-0116-1 unzip
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9733
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-589-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30535
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019634

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9733
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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