Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201701-18
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Severity: High
Date    : 2017-01-13
CVE-ID  : CVE-2017-5330
Package : ark
Type    : arbitrary command execution
Remote  : No
Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-130

Summary
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The package ark before version 16.12.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary
command execution.

Resolution
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Upgrade to 16.12.1-1.

# pacman -Syu "ark>=16.12.1-1"

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 16.12.1.

Workaround
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None.

Description
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Opening an url with ark will call KRUN::runURL() which detects the
mime-type of the url and runs the appropriate service for that mimetype
when found. This leads to unintended execution of scripts and
executable files.

Impact
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An attacker can execute arbitrary command on the affected host by
tricking a user into opening an executable file from an archive.

References
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http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q1/45
https://cgit.kde.org/ark.git/commit/?id=82fdfd24d46966a117fa625b68784735a40f9065
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=374572
https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2017-5330

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