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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0888

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.
Publish Date : 2008-03-17 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-02-01 2008-03-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0888 unix
DSA-1522 unzip -- programming error oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8229 unix
DSA-1522-1 unzip - potential code execution oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20339 unix
RHSA-2008:0196: unzip security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080196 unix
The NEEDBITS macro in the inflate_dynamic function in inflate.c for unzip can be invoked using invalid buffers, which al... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9733 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-2008-0888

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Info-zip Unzip * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Info-zip Unzip 1

- References For CVE-2008-0888 CONFIRM CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-200804-06
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:007
BID 28288 Info-ZIP UnZip 'inflate_dynamic()' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2010-07-09
SECTRACK 1019634
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0196
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
VUPEN ADV-2008-0913
VUPEN ADV-2008-1744
XF unzip-inflatedynamic-code-execution(41246)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9733
BUGTRAQ 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
BUGTRAQ 20080321 rPSA-2008-0116-1 unzip

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0888

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