GLSA-202101-06 : Ark: Symlink vulnerability

low Nessus Plugin ID 144865


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202101-06 (Ark: Symlink vulnerability)

KDE Ark did not fully verify symlinks contained within tar archives.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted tar archive using KDE Ark, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All KDE Ark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-apps/ark-20.04.3-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 144865

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202101-06.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 1/12/2021

Updated: 1/14/2021

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


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: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: 1/11/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-24654

GLSA: 202101-06