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1184985: CVE-2014-9636 unzip: out-of-bounds read/write in test_compr_eb() in extract.c
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 or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when the archive was tested with unzip's '-t' option.

Find out more about CVE-2014-9636 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 Moderate 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:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
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
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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