GLSA 200506-03: Dzip: Directory traversal vulnerability
Posted on: 06/06/2005 05:36 PM

A Dzip security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Dzip: Directory traversal vulnerability
Date: June 06, 2005
Bugs: #93079
ID: 200506-03

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Synopsis
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Dzip is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack.

Background
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Dzip is a compressor and uncompressor especially made for demo recordings of id's Quake.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 games-util/dzip lt; 2.9-r1 gt;= 2.9-r1

Description
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Dzip is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack when extracting archives.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a specially crafted archive to extract files to arbitrary locations.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Dzip users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=games-utils/dzip-2.9-r1"

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-03.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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