A buffer overflow in zoo may be exploited to execute arbitrary when creating archives of specially crafted directories and files.
|Package||app-arch/zoo on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.10-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.10-r2|
zoo is a file archiving utility for maintaining collections of files, written by Rahul Dhesi.
zoo is vulnerable to a new buffer overflow due to insecure use of the strcpy() function when trying to create an archive from certain directories or filenames.
An attacker could exploit this issue by enticing a user to create a zoo archive of specially crafted directories and filenames, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running zoo.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All zoo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/zoo-2.10-r2"
March 16, 2006
March 16, 2006: 01