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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2022-1271): Gzip vulnerability

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2022-1271): Gzip vulnerability

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/12/2022
Created
04/19/2022
Added
04/14/2022
Modified
04/14/2022

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From USN-5378-4:

USN-5378-1 fixed a vulnerability in Gzip. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Cleemy Desu Wayo discovered that Gzip incorrectly handled certain filenames. If a user or automated system were tricked into performing zgrep operations with specially crafted filenames, a remote attacker could overwrite arbitrary files.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-gzip
  • ubuntu-upgrade-xz-utils

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