Microsoft Windows unlzh.c and unpack.c gzip code execution
|win-unlzh-unpack-code-execution (49435)||High Risk|
Microsoft Windows could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error in the unlzh.c and unpack.c gzip libraries. If Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX and Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) are installed, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using unknown attack vectors to execute arbitrary code on the system.
Microsoft customers should contact Microsoft Customer Support Services for upgrade or patch information. See References.
- Microsoft Customer Support Services: Microsoft Windows.
- Microsoft Knowledge Base Article KB953602: Vulnerabilities in Windows Services for UNIX and the Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) could allow for remote code execution.
- Microsoft TechNet Web site: Windows Services for UNIX.
- BID-34258: Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX / Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications Multiple Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2009-1216: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in (1) unlzh.c and (2) unpack.c in the gzip libraries in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 and 3.5, and the Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA); as used in gunzip, gzip, pack, pcat, and unpack 7.x before 7.0.1701.48, 8.x before 8.0.1969.62, and 9.x before 9.0.3790.2076; allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
- OSVDB ID: 56514: Microsoft Windows gzip Libraries Unspecified Remote Code Execution
- SA34428: Windows 2008 / Windows Services for UNIX gzip Libraries Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1021937: Windows Services for UNIX Unspecified Bugs in 'unlzh' and 'unpack' Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008
- Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 Standard
- Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
- Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
Mar 23, 2009
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