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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   WinZip Vendors:   WinZip Computing, Inc.
WinZip Unspecified Buffer Overflows May Let Remote or Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011132
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 1 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0 and prior versions
Description:   Some vulnerabilities were reported in WinZip. A remote or local user may be able to execute arbitrary code.

The vendor reported that they discovered some vulnerabilities, including potential buffer overflows, during an internal review of the WinZip code.

In addition, a WinZip user discovered a buffer overflow, where a local user can supply a specially crafted WinZip command line to trigger the overflow.

No further details were provided.

Impact:   A remote or local user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed.
Solution:   A fix (9.0 SR-1) is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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