Debian: cabextract unintended directory traversal fix

    Date28 Oct 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2211
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The upstream developers discovered a problem in cabextract, a tool to extract cabinet files. The program was able to overwrite files in upper directories. This could lead an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 574-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    October 28th, 2004                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : cabextract
    Vulnerability  : missing directory sanitising
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0916
    Debian Bug     : 277522
    
    The upstream developers discovered a problem in cabextract, a tool to
    extract cabinet files.  The program was able to overwrite files in
    upper directories.  This could lead an attacker to overwrite arbitrary
    files.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.2-2b.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your cabextract package.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    --------------------
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      568 72c81704917abe1f37ae4694392c97e3
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     2314 d31e74e1186f00a60dc944bec28829f9
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    66136 8f59514ec67cfb43658c57c67c864b74
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    20344 2eba57f87ea2348e3e0322eb5d7ce3a5
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    16514 0c1b72dfef4454c9a4140d4728b6d56d
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15054 f0b5a915d31a51dbad5df5163c326204
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    23934 7a180cb2c7321533839d88edfde0664e
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17784 50e507a1108c883a550f6b14b01238be
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15034 e576be7c48a6217bc3d04f850b622ea9
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17948 427396df5074b07059f35d1603512423
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17884 de2d86ebeb9fdcaf58f99e403ca4ba86
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    16572 f087bc23f1a5ff782ad4a15563482af0
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    16658 44e78328ade15ef1b71fe5fec2738bc7
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    18692 ad98229293a9a753db5d371cab657d06
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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