Debian DLA-1440-1 : libarchive-zip-perl security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 111312
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe libarchive-zip-perl package is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack in Archive::Zip. It was found that the Archive::Zip module did not properly sanitize paths while extracting zip files. An attacker able to provide a specially crafted archive for processing could use this flaw to write or overwrite arbitrary files in the context of the Perl interpreter.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.39-1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive-zip-perl packages.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected libarchive-zip-perl package.