An updated unarj package that fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability and
a directory traversal vulnerability is now available.
The unarj program is an archiving utility which can extract
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386
3. Problem description:
A buffer overflow bug was discovered in unarj when handling long file
names contained in an archive. An attacker could create a specially
crafted archive which could cause unarj to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code when extracted by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2004-0947 to this issue.
Additionally, a path traversal vulnerability was discovered in unarj. An
attacker could create a specially crafted archive which would create
files in the parent (”..”) directory when extracted by a victim. When
used recursively, this vulnerability could be used to overwrite critical
system files and programs. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1027 to this
Users of unarj should upgrade to this updated package which contains
backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you
have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content.
Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to
configure yum and apt-get.