Debian Security Advisory DSA 4303-1 (okular - security update)

Published: 2018-09-22 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:
okular on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 4:16.08.2-1+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your okular Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of okular please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Summary:
Joran Herve discovered that the Okular document viewer was susceptible to directory traversal via malformed .okular files (annotated document archives), which could result in the creation of arbitrary files.

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-2018-1000801

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4303.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/okular

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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