Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : arj (MDVSA-2015:201)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82736

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in arj :

Jakub Wilk discovered that arj follows symlinks created during unpacking of an arj archive. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a directory traversal attack if a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive (CVE-2015-0556).

Jakub Wilk discovered that arj does not sufficiently protect from directory traversal while unpacking an arj archive containing file paths with multiple leading slashes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to write to arbitrary files if a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive (CVE-2015-0557).

Jakub Wilk and Guillem Jover discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in arj. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an application crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running arj (CVE-2015-2782).

The updated packages provides a solution for these security issues.

Solution

Update the affected arj package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82736

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-201.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2015/04/13

Modified: 2018/07/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:arj, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0556, CVE-2015-0557, CVE-2015-2782

BID: 71860, 71895, 73413

DSA: 3213

MDVSA: 2015:201