GLSA-200804-29 : Comix: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-29
(Comix: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Comix does not properly sanitize filenames containing shell
metacharacters when they are passed to the rar, unrar, or jpegtran
programs (CVE-2008-1568). Comix also creates directories with
predictable names (CVE-2008-1796).

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit the first vulnerability by enticing a
user to use Comix to open a file with a specially crafted filename,
resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands. The second
vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to cause a Denial
of Service by creating a file or directory with the same filename as
the predictable filename used by Comix.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-29.xml

Solution :

All Comix users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/comix-3.6.4-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32075 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-29.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1568
CVE-2008-1796