Ark was found to allow arbitrary file overwrite, possibly allowing arbitrary code execution.
|Package||kde-apps/ark on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 20.04.3-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 20.04.3-r1|
Ark is a graphical file compression/decompression utility with support for multiple formats.
A maliciously crafted archive with “../” in the file path(s) could install files anywhere in the user’s home directory upon extraction.
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.
Avoid opening untrusted archives.
All Ark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-apps/ark-20.04.3-r1"
August 08, 2020
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