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Windows 2008 / Windows Services for UNIX gzip Libraries Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2009-03-26    Last Update:  2009-04-06    Views:  6,869

Secunia Advisory SA34428

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Windows 2008, Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to unspecified errors within the unlzh.c and unpack.c gzip libraries and can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on an affected system. No further information is currently available.

NOTE: The vulnerability affects Windows Server 2008-based computers or computers that have Windows Services for UNIX and the Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) installed.

The following products are reportedly affected:
* Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 Standard Edition
* Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5
* Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
* Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
* Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
* Windows Server 2008 Standard
* Windows Vista Enterprise
* Windows Vista Ultimate
* Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
* Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition


Solution:
Contact the Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain a hotfix.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953602

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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