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    Debian: DSA-3289-1: p7zip security update

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    Alexander Cherepanov discovered that p7zip is susceptible to a directory traversal vulnerability. While extracting an archive, it will extract symlinks and then follow them if they are referenced in further entries. This can be exploited by a rogue archive to write
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3289-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Ben Hutchings
    June 15, 2015                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : p7zip
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-1038
    Debian Bug     : 774660
    
    Alexander Cherepanov discovered that p7zip is susceptible to a
    directory traversal vulnerability.  While extracting an archive, it
    will extract symlinks and then follow them if they are referenced in
    further entries.  This can be exploited by a rogue archive to write
    files outside the current directory.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed
    in version 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4+deb7u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4.1+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4.2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your p7zip packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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