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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:29:51 +0100
From: William Robinet <>
Subject: CVE-2015-1315 - Info-ZIP UnZip - Out-of-bounds Write

Dear oss-security list,

Here is an advisory [0] about a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability
found in Info-Zip "UnZip" [1].
This was discovered on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (amd64) with package unzip
version 6.0-9ubuntu1.2 with the help of afl [2].
This vulnerability could possibly lead to arbitrary code execution.

The problem lies in the "unix/unix.c:charset_to_intern()" function which
is part of the 06-unzip60-alt-iconv-utf8 patch (Ubuntu reference [3]).
It can be triggered during string conversion from CP866 to UTF-8 for
which the destination buffer is not large enough.

The problematic code is present in:
- Info-ZIP beta/development release version 6.10b
- Ubuntu unzip package (see version numbers in advisory [0])
- FreeBSD archivers/unzip port (depending on the port configuration)

20150210 - Ubuntu contacted, CVE assigned, disclosure date defined
20150211 - FreeBSD & Upstream contacted
20150212 - Openwall distros mailing list notified
20150217 - Public disclosure

An updated iconv patch (received from Ubuntu) is available at [4].

(Please note I'm not a member of the list)

  american fuzzy lop -
  Ubuntu iconv patch:
    file debian/patches/06-unzip60-alt-iconv-utf8

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