GLSA-200804-29 : Comix: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 32075
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-29 (Comix: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Comix does not properly sanitize filenames containing shell metacharacters when they are passed to the rar, unrar, or jpegtran programs (CVE-2008-1568). Comix also creates directories with predictable names (CVE-2008-1796).
A remote attacker could exploit the first vulnerability by enticing a user to use Comix to open a file with a specially crafted filename, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands. The second vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to cause a Denial of Service by creating a file or directory with the same filename as the predictable filename used by Comix.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Comix users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/comix-3.6.4-r1'