GLSA-201701-69 : Ark: Unintended execution of scripts and executable files
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96855
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-69 (Ark: Unintended execution of scripts and executable files)
A vulnerability was discovered in how Ark handles executable files while browsing a compressed archive. A user could unintentionally execute a malicious script which has the executable bit set inside of the archive.
This is due to Ark not displaying what files are executable and running the associated applications for the file type upon execution.
A remote attacker, by coercing a user to browse a malicious archive file within Ark and execute certain files, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Ark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-apps/ark-16.08.3-r1'