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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1440-1] libarchive-zip-perl security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The libarchive-zip-perl package is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack in Archive::Zip. It was found that the Archive::Zip module did not properly sanitize paths while extracting zip files. An attacker able to provide a specially crafted archive for processing could use this flaw to write or overwrite arbitrary files in the context of the Perl interpreter.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libarchive-zip-perl on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.39-1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive-zip-perl packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)