Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4738-1 ark -- security update

Date Reported:
31 Jul 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-16116.
More information:

Dominik Penner discovered that the Ark archive manager did not sanitise extraction paths, which could result in maliciously crafted archives writing outside the extraction directory.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 4:18.08.3-1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ark packages.

For the detailed security status of ark please refer to its security tracker page at: