Patch plugs WinZip flaw
WinZip warned last month of a security flaw in WinZip, its compression/decompression tool that runs on the Windows platform. Security firm Secunia has just rated the flaw as "highly critical", the fourth highest out of its five severity levels.
WinZip versions 3.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x and 9.x contain vulnerabilities that could allow a remote attacker to execute malicious code. The problem is caused by a flaw in the way WinZip handles command-line inputs, and can be exploited by a malicious hacker to cause a buffer overflow.
By Ingrid Marson at ZDNet.
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