Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1431-1 ant -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Jul 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-10886.
More information:

unzip and untar target tasks in ant allows the extraction of files outside the target directory. A crafted zip or tar file submitted to an Ant build could create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Ant.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.4-3+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ant packages.

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