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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:03:48 +0100
From: Martin Carpenter <>
Subject: unzip -l crasher

[For symmetry with Jakub's post; NB not the same flag]

There is a BO in "unzip -l" via list_files() in list.c:

342                 sprintf(&methbuf[4], "%03u",

("apt-get source unzip" on Ubuntu 14.04).

methbuf is an auto 8 char array:

118     min_info info;
119     char methbuf[8];
120     static ZCONST char dtype[]="NXFS";  /* see zi_short() */

*printf() field-width format specifiers don't restrict the length of the
output so you can probably affect other local variables with this.
min_info's first field is "offset" which sounds promising modulo
compiler choices/stack ordering/..., and max [probably] 6 bytes (length
of MAX_INT - 4) in just 0x30..0x39 available. I have a few reproducer
zips but I have not looked further at exploiting this. Fortify catches
this crash on both Red Hat and Ubuntu.

Although this is in the same area (compression) as the "unzip -t" thread
I don't think they are directly related: mancha's patch doesn't solve
this problem and "unzip -l" doesn't crash.

I'll drop a line to the InfoZip guys via their web interface so that
they see these two conversations.


ps. found by "collateral damage" fuzzing dash(1) post shellshock :-7

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