Debian DSA-4759-1 : ark - security update

low Nessus Plugin ID 140300


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Fabian Vogt reported that the Ark archive manager did not sanitise extraction paths, which could result in maliciously crafted archives with symlinks writing outside the extraction directory.


Upgrade the ark packages.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 4:18.08.3-1+deb10u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 140300

File Name: debian_DSA-4759.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/8/2020

Updated: 5/23/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-24654


Risk Factor: Low

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ark, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-24654

DSA: 4759