Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4759-1 ark -- security update

Date Reported:
04 Sep 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 969437.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-24654.
More information:

Fabian Vogt reported that the Ark archive manager did not sanitise extraction paths, which could result in maliciously crafted archives with symlinks writing outside the extraction directory.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 4:18.08.3-1+deb10u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your ark packages.

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