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

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

okular on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

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 packages. For the detailed security status of okular please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)