Bug 2044583 (CVE-2021-4217) - CVE-2021-4217 unzip: Null pointer dereference in Unicode strings code
Summary: CVE-2021-4217 unzip: Null pointer dereference in Unicode strings code
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2021-4217
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody
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Depends On: 2046940 2046947 2046949
Blocks: 2044584
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-01-24 19:16 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2023-09-22 09:21 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in unzip. The vulnerability occurs due to improper handling of Unicode strings, which can lead to a null pointer dereference. This flaw allows an attacker to input a specially crafted zip file, leading to a crash or code execution.
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2022-01-24 19:16:08 UTC
A null pointer dereference was found in unzip. The bug appears to be located in the code responsible for handling Unicode strings. This allows an attacker to perform a denial of service and possibly opens up other attack vectors.



Comment 3 Sandipan Roy 2022-01-27 09:44:19 UTC
Created unzip tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2046940]

Comment 5 mulliken 2022-01-31 19:18:06 UTC
The unzip command is not used to provide any of our services. The services that work with zip archives utilize libraries that are specific to their language. AFAIK this tool does not provide a widely used library.

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