Fedora Core 2 Update: unarj-2.63a-7
Posted on: 11/11/2004 04:29 PM

An unarj security update is available for Fedora Core 2

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 2
Name : unarj
Version : 2.63a
Release : 7
Summary : An uncompressor for .arj format archive files.
Description :
The UNARJ program is used to uncompress .arj format archives. The .arj format archive was mostly used on DOS machines.

Install the unarj package if you need to uncompress .arj format archives.

Update Information:

A buffer overflow bug has been discovered in unarj when handling long file names contained in an archive. An attacker could create an archive with a specially crafted path which could cause unarj to crash or execute arbitrary instructions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0947 to this issue.

Additionally, a path traversal vulnerability exists in unarj which allows an attacker to extract files to the parent ("..") directory. When used recursively, this vulnerability can be used to overwrite critical system files and programs.

Users of unarj are advised to upgrade to these packages.
* Wed Nov 10 2004 Lon Hohberger lhh@redhat.com 2.63a-7

- Fix directory traversal buffer overflow. #138468

* Tue Jun 15 2004 Elliot Lee sopwith@redhat.com

- rebuilt

This update can be downloaded from:

7cd2b05ac20893645d2d5307bec0bd44 SRPMS/unarj-2.63a-7.src.rpm
373d4ac8b936d388deeec2ef34195783 x86_64/unarj-2.63a-7.x86_64.rpm
8db05c7d97465cb809a520839799e69e x86_64/debug/unarj-
663a0b4cfa78c48f54ed531ed4ec5404 i386/unarj-2.63a-7.i386.rpm
dd4778dc2519de5b5dfb787a5f290ccf i386/debug/unarj-

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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