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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201811-08 ] Okular: Directory traversal
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2018 00:30:18
Message-Id: 9755e62f-c532-2e51-63f4-1fcca9e7be18@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201811-08
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Okular: Directory traversal
     Date: November 10, 2018
     Bugs: #665662
       ID: 201811-08

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Synopsis
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Okular is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack.

Background
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Okular is a universal document viewer based on KPDF for KDE 4.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  kde-apps/okular            < 18.04.3-r1            >= 18.04.3-r1

Description
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It was discovered that Okular contains a Directory Traversal
vulnerability in function unpackDocumentArchive() in core/document.cpp.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
Okular archive, possibly allowing the writing of arbitrary files with
the privileges of the process.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Okular users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-apps/okular-18.04.3-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-1000801
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1000801

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-08

Concerns?
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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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 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.

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

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