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USN-2482-1: elfutils vulnerability

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USN-2482-1: elfutils vulnerability

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/02/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/23/2015
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

Directory traversal vulnerability in the read_long_names function in libelf/elf_begin.c in elfutils 0.152 and 0.161 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files to the root directory via a / (slash) in a crafted archive, as demonstrated using the ar program.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libelf1

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