Debian Security Advisory
DSA-5123-1 xz-utils -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 18 Apr 2022
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1009167.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-1271.
- More information:
cleemy desu wayo reported that incorrect handling of filenames by xzgrep in xz-utils, the XZ-format compression utilities, can result in overwrite of arbitrary files or execution of arbitrary code if a file with a specially crafted filename is processed.
For the oldstable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.4-1+deb10u1.
For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.5-2.1~deb11u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your xz-utils packages.
For the detailed security status of xz-utils please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/xz-utils