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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 202010-06 ] Ark Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Ark: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 202010-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: 2020-10-20
Bug(s): #743959
ID: 202010-06


Ark was found to allow arbitrary file overwrite, possibly allowing
arbitrary code execution.


Ark is a graphical file compression/decompression utility with support
for multiple formats.

Affected Packages

Package: kde-apps/ark
Vulnerable: < 20.04.3-r2
Unaffected: >= 20.04.3-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


It was discovered that Ark incorrectly handled symbolic links in tar
archive files.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
archive using Ark, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All KDE Ark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-apps/ark-20.04.3-r2"


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