Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3801-1 ruby-zip -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 04 Mar 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 856269.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5946.
- More information:
It was discovered that ruby-zip, a Ruby module for reading and writing zip files, is prone to a directory traversal vulnerability. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files during archive extraction via a .. (dot dot) in an extracted filename.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.6-1+deb8u1.
For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.0-1.1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.0-1.1.
We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-zip packages.