Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : kdeutils vulnerability (USN-1276-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56919


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Tim Brown discovered that Ark did not properly perform input validation when previewing archive files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted archive file, an attacker could remove files via directory traversal.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ark package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56919

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1276-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/11/22

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ark, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2725

BID: 50016

OSVDB: 74180

USN: 1276-1