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Dzip: Directory traversal vulnerability


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


Dzip is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack.

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


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


Page updated June 06, 2005

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