GLSA 201101-04: aria2: Directory traversal
Posted on: 01/16/2011 10:00 AM

An aria2 update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201101-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: aria2: Directory traversal
Date: January 15, 2011
Bugs: #320975
ID: 201101-04

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Synopsis
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A directory traversal vulnerability has been found in aria2.

Background
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aria2 is a download utility with resuming and segmented downloading
with HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/BitTorrent support.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/aria2 < 1.9.3 >= 1.9.3

Description
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A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in aria2.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to download from a specially
crafted metalink file, resulting in the creation of arbitrary files.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All aria2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/aria2-1.9.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-1512
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1512

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-201101-04.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2011 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/2.5



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