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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.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9733

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.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-0888
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