Email virus scanning software relying on Archive::Zip can be fooled into thinking a ZIP attachment is empty while it contains a virus, allowing detection evasion.
|Package||dev-perl/Archive-Zip on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.14|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.14|
Archive::Zip is a Perl module containing functions to handle ZIP archives.
Archive::Zip can be used by email scanning software (like amavisd-new) to uncompress attachments before virus scanning. By modifying the uncompressed size of archived files in the global header of the ZIP file, it is possible to fool Archive::Zip into thinking some files inside the archive have zero length.
An attacker could send a carefully crafted ZIP archive containing a virus file and evade detection on some email virus-scanning software relying on Archive::Zip for decompression.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Archive::Zip users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/Archive-Zip-1.14"
October 29, 2004
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