USN-3703-2: Archive Zip vulnerability

4 July 2018

libarchive-zip-perl vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Archive Zip module could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • libarchive-zip-perl - Perl module for manipulation of ZIP archives


USN-3703-1 fixed a vulnerability in Archive Zip module. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that the Archive Zip module incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libarchive-zip-perl - 1.30-6ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.