Debian Security Advisory DSA 4227-1 (plexus-archiver - security update)

Published: 2018-06-11 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
plexus-archiver on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2-1+deb8u1. For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2-1+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your plexus-archiver Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of plexus-archiver please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Summary:
Danny Grander discovered a directory traversal flaw in plexus-archiver, an Archiver plugin for the Plexus compiler system, allowing an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the extracting user via a specially crafted Zip archive.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1002200

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4227.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/plexus-archiver

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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