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Dzip: Directory traversal vulnerability

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200506-03 / dzip
Release Date June 06, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-util/dzip < 2.9-r1 >= 2.9-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #93079

Synopsis

Dzip is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack.

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dzip users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References



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