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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-1228

Directory traversal vulnerability in gunzip -N in gzip 1.2.4 through 1.3.5 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary directories via a .. (dot dot) in the original filename within a compressed file.
Publish Date : 2005-05-02 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Directory traversal
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2005-04-22 2005-04-18
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Directory traversal vulnerability in gunzip -N in gzip 1.2.4 through 1.3.5 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11057 unix
gzip Directory Traversal Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:382 unix
RHSA-2005:357: gzip security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005357 unix
RHSA-2005:357: gzip security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050357 unix
Sun Solaris Gzip Race condition and Directory Traversal Issues oval:org.mitre.oval:def:170 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-1228

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Gzip 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Gzip 2

- References For CVE-2005-1228

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2006//Aug/msg00000.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2006-08-01
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=111402732406477&w=2
BUGTRAQ 20050420 gzip directory traversal vulnerability
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-357.html
REDHAT RHSA-2005:357
http://secunia.com/advisories/21253
SECUNIA 21253
http://secunia.com/advisories/22033
SECUNIA 22033
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.555852
SLACKWARE SSA:2006-262
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101816-1
SUNALERT 101816
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-752
DEBIAN DSA-752
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/3101
VUPEN ADV-2006-3101
http://www.osvdb.org/15721
OSVDB 15721
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19289
BID 19289 Apple Mac OS X Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-11-15
http://secunia.com/advisories/15047
SECUNIA 15047
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/UnixWare/SCOSA-2005.58/SCOSA-2005.58.txt
SCO SCOSA-2005.58
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/20199
XF gzip-n-directory-traversal(20199)
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-214A.html
CERT TA06-214A
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=305255 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/18100
SECUNIA 18100

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-1228

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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