Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 24th Jul 2008 18:01 UTC, submitted by Ward D
Bugs & Viruses Mac Antivirus developer Intego might have stumbled across an OS X specific virus being offered for auction that targets a previously unknown ZIP archive vulnerability. From Intego's posting, it appears that an enterprising auctioneer seems determined to make sure that his name is one that is not forgotten when it comes to Apple security, claiming that his exploit is a poisoned ZIP archive that will "KO the system and Hard Drive" when unarchived.
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A ZIP bomb maybe?
by evangs on Thu 24th Jul 2008 20:39 UTC
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2005-07-07

Compress a huge terabyte text file that contains nothing but 0s and then get the user to decompress it? That would totally fsck up a system. In lieu of any more details, it's hard to know what exploit this is.

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