oCERT-2014-011 UnZip input sanitization errors


The UnZip tool is an open source extraction utility for archives compressed in the zip format.

The unzip command line tool is affected by heap-based buffer overflows within the CRC32 verification, the test_compr_eb() and the getZip64Data() functions. The input errors may result in arbitrary code execution.

A specially crafted zip file, passed to unzip -t, can be used to trigger the vulnerability.

Affected version:

UnZip <= 6.0

Fixed version:

UnZip, N/A

Credit: vulnerability report from Michele Spagnuolo of Google Security Team <mikispag AT google.com>.

CVE: CVE-2014-8139 (CRC32 heap overflow), CVE-2014-8140 (test_compr_eb), CVE-2014-8141 (getZip64Data)


2014-12-03: vulnerability report received
2014-12-03: contacted maintainer
2014-12-03: first patch provided by maintainer
2014-12-04: report provides additional reproducers
2014-12-03: second patch provided by maintainer
2014-12-04: reporter confirms patch
2014-12-10: contacted affected vendors
2014-12-12: assigned CVEs
2014-12-22: advisory release
2014-12-24: references update