PentaZip archive directory traversal

pentazip-archive-directory-traversal (31581) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

PentaZip could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by improper validation when extracting certain archives. A remote attacker could create a malicious archive with specially-crafted path names containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) which could allow the attacker to traverse directories and extract files to arbitrary locations on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.3
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of PentaZip (8.5.1.232 or later), available from the PentaWare Web site. See References.

References:

  • PentaWare Web site: PentaWare Products.
  • BID-22104: PentaWare PentaZip Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-5963: Directory traversal vulnerability in PentaZip 8.5.1.190 and PentaSuite-PRO 8.5.1.221 allows user-assisted remote attackers to extract files to arbitrary pathnames via a ../ (dot dot slash) in a filename.
  • OSVDB ID: 32864: PentaZip Archive Handling Traversal Arbitrary File Write
  • SA21458: PentaZip Archive Handling Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • PentaWare PentaSuite-PRO 8.5.1.221 & prior
  • PentaWare PentaZip 8.5.1.190 & prior

Reported:

Jan 18, 2007

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