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1174851: CVE-2014-8140 unzip: out-of-bounds write issue in test_compr_eb() (oCERT-2014-011)
An integer underflow flaw, leading to a buffer overflow, was found in the way unzip uncompressed certain extra fields of a file. A specially crafted Zip archive could cause unzip to crash when the archive was tested with unzip's '-t' option.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8140 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (unzip) RHSA-2015:0700 2015-03-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (unzip) RHSA-2015:0700 2015-03-18

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 unzip Will not fix


Red Hat would like to thank oCERT for reporting these issues. oCERT acknowledges Michele Spagnuolo of the Google Security Team as the original reporter.

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