Directory Traversal Affecting squashfs-tools package, versions *



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Integrity High
    Availability High
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8.1 high
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Red Hat
8.1 high

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  • published 3 Sep 2021
  • disclosed 10 Sep 2019

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for Centos:8 squashfs-tools.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream squashfs-tools package and not the squashfs-tools package as distributed by Centos:8. See How to fix? for Centos:8 relevant fixed versions and status.

squashfs_opendir in unsquash-1.c in Squashfs-Tools 4.5 stores the filename in the directory entry; this is then used by unsquashfs to create the new file during the unsquash. The filename is not validated for traversal outside of the destination directory, and thus allows writing to locations outside of the destination.