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Mandrake: unzip directory traversal vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake A vulnerability was discovered in unzip 5.50 and earlier that allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files during archive extraction by placing non-printable characters between two "." characters.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           unzip
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:073
Date:                   July 7th, 2003

Affected versions:	8.2, 9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1,
			Multi Network Firewall 8.2

Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered in unzip 5.50 and earlier that allows
 attackers to overwrite arbitrary files during archive extraction by
 placing non-printable characters between two "." characters.  These
 invalid characters are filtered which results in a ".." sequence.
 The patch applied to these packages prevents unzip from writing to
 parent directories unless the "-:" command line option is used.			


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 a46b18334a96f2e2a6fa0bba82c3abe5  corporate/2.1/RPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 1b16ee3b0288fbed97d46c3542765d1d  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 96ba0a37cde8a7629bba206f03cc87c8  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.x86_64.rpm
 1b16ee3b0288fbed97d46c3542765d1d  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 2b6f9fa219510dc5d0f3c8a4c5b0ff7a  8.2/RPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 1b16ee3b0288fbed97d46c3542765d1d  8.2/SRPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
 f69c968aa6da2d9a8cfa4696b12b3860  ppc/8.2/RPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 1b16ee3b0288fbed97d46c3542765d1d  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 a46b18334a96f2e2a6fa0bba82c3abe5  9.0/RPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 1b16ee3b0288fbed97d46c3542765d1d  9.0/SRPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 27dcadbb90d10e8a707ed0ada31ace4c  9.1/RPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 1b16ee3b0288fbed97d46c3542765d1d  9.1/SRPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 277fed45dc8ae6724b4fadc158783c56  ppc/9.1/RPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 1b16ee3b0288fbed97d46c3542765d1d  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Multi Network Firewall 8.2:
 2b6f9fa219510dc5d0f3c8a4c5b0ff7a  mnf8.2/RPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 1b16ee3b0288fbed97d46c3542765d1d  mnf8.2/SRPMS/unzip-5.50-4.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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