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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202008-03

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202008-03
Posted Aug 9, 2020
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202008-3 - Ark was found to allow arbitrary file overwrite, possibly allowing arbitrary code execution. Versions less than 20.04.3-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, code execution
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2020-16116
MD5 | 421534779a0ba7b115e7a20ba126a17e

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202008-03

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Severity: Normal
Title: Ark: Arbitrary code execution
Date: August 08, 2020
Bugs: #734622
ID: 202008-03

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Synopsis
========

Ark was found to allow arbitrary file overwrite, possibly allowing
arbitrary code execution.

Background
==========

Ark is a graphical file compression/decompression utility with support
for multiple formats.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-apps/ark < 20.04.3-r1 >= 20.04.3-r1

Description
===========

A maliciously crafted archive with "../" in the file path(s) could
install files anywhere in the user's home directory upon extraction.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
archive using Ark, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

Avoid opening untrusted archives.

Resolution
==========

All Ark users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-apps/ark-20.04.3-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2020-16116
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-16116

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202008-03

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2020 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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