Bug 1642931 (CVE-2018-18384) - CVE-2018-18384 unzip: Buffer overflow in list.c resulting in a denial of service
Summary: CVE-2018-18384 unzip: Buffer overflow in list.c resulting in a denial of service
Alias: CVE-2018-18384
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1642932 1655979
Blocks: 1642935
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-10-25 10:31 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 15:01 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 13:20:24 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2019:2159 None None None 2019-08-06 12:22:40 UTC

Description Andrej Nemec 2018-10-25 10:31:20 UTC
Info-ZIP UnZip 6.0 has a buffer overflow in list.c, when a ZIP archive has a crafted relationship between the compressed-size value and the uncompressed-size value, because a buffer size is 10 and is supposed to be 12.



Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2018-12-04 10:51:39 UTC
This is not a new bug, and it shouldn't have got a CVE form 2018.  The problem was reported back in 2014 via:

http://www.info-zip.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=432 (no longer available)

For Red Hat and Fedora, this was handled via bug 1191136.  The issue was not handled as a security flaw, as the overflow was caught by FORTIFY_SOURCE, reducing impact to crash, which is not too relevant for an unzip tool.  The patch linked in comment 0 was added to Fedora packages at the time.

Note that the patch proposed in the SuSE bug also linked in comment 0 also adds sprintf -> snprintf change, which is a hardening, but does not fix any issue when properly sized cfactorstr[] buffer is used.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:22:39 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2019:2159 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2159

Comment 7 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-06 13:20:24 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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