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Vulnerability of ZZIPlib: memory leak via __zzip_parse_root_directory

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a memory leak via __zzip_parse_root_directory() of ZZIPlib, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Impacted systems: Debian, openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 06/08/2019.
Références of this alert: CVE-2018-16548, DLA-2258-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2394-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2396-1, RHSA-2019:2196-01, SUSE-SU-2019:2750-1, SUSE-SU-2019:3341-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-29957.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a memory leak via __zzip_parse_root_directory() of ZZIPlib, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This cybersecurity bulletin impacts software or systems such as Debian, openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity weakness is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

Debian 8: new zziplib packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: zziplib 0.13.62-3+deb8u2

openSUSE Leap 15: new zziplib packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: zziplib 0.13.69-lp150.7.1
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: zziplib 0-13-0.13.69-lp151.4.3.1

RHEL 7: new zziplib packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7: zziplib 0.13.62-11.el7

SUSE LE 12 SP4/5: new zziplib packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP4: zziplib 0-13-0.13.67-10.25.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: zziplib 0-13-0.13.67-10.25.1

SUSE LE 15: new zziplib packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: zziplib 0.13.69-3.10.1
  SUSE LE 15 SP1: zziplib 0.13.69-3.10.1
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