GLSA-201811-08 : Okular: Directory traversal

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 124214


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201811-08 (Okular: Directory traversal)

It was discovered that Okular contains a Directory Traversal vulnerability in function unpackDocumentArchive() in core/document.cpp.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Okular archive, possibly allowing the writing of arbitrary files with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Okular users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-apps/okular-18.04.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 124214

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201811-08.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/04/22

Updated: 2020/01/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:okular, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000801

GLSA: 201811-08