GLSA-202008-03 : Ark: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 139438

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VPR Score: 1.4

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-202008-03 (Ark: Arbitrary code execution)

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.

Solution

All Ark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-apps/ark-20.04.3-r1'

See Also

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 139438

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202008-03.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2020/08/10

Updated: 2020/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-16116

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: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ark, 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: 2020/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-16116

GLSA: 202008-03