This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in arj :
Jakub Wilk discovered that arj follows symlinks created during
unpacking of an arj archive. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
perform a directory traversal attack if a user or automated system
were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive
Jakub Wilk discovered that arj does not sufficiently protect from
directory traversal while unpacking an arj archive containing file
paths with multiple leading slashes. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to write to arbitrary files if a user or automated system were
tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive
Jakub Wilk and Guillem Jover discovered a buffer overflow
vulnerability in arj. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause
an application crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running arj (CVE-2015-2782).
The updated packages provides a solution for these security issues.
Update the affected arj package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true