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[ GLSA 200801-01 ] unp: Arbitrary command execution
From: Robert Buchholz <rbu () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 01:47:26 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200801-01
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: unp: Arbitrary command execution
      Date: January 09, 2008
      Bugs: #203106
        ID: 200801-01

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Synopsis
========

unp allows execution of arbitrary code via malicious file names.

Background
==========

unp is a script for unpacking various file formats.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package       /  Vulnerable  /                         Unaffected
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  1  app-arch/unp      < 1.0.14                              >= 1.0.14

Description
===========

Erich Schubert from Debian discovered that unp does not escape file
names properly before passing them to calls of the shell.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to unpack a
compressed archive with a specially crafted file name, leading to the
execution of shell commands from within the filename. That code will be
executed with the privileges of the user running unp.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All unp users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/unp-1.0.14"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-6610
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6610

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-01.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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