Arbitrary File Write via Archive Extraction (Zip Slip) Affecting org.apache.tika:tika-app package, versions [0.9,1.19)


0.0
medium

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity High
    Integrity High
Expand this section
NVD
5.9 medium

Do your applications use this vulnerable package?

In a few clicks we can analyze your entire application and see what components are vulnerable in your application, and suggest you quick fixes.

Test your applications
  • Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETIKA-72393
  • published 20 Sep 2018
  • disclosed 19 Sep 2018
  • credit Tim Allison

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.tika:tika-app to version 1.19 or higher.

Overview

org.apache.tika:tika-app is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.

Affected versions of the package are vulnerable to Arbitrary File Write via Archive Extraction (AKA "Zip Slip").

It is exploited using a specially crafted zip archive, that holds path traversal filenames. When exploited, a filename in a malicious archive is concatenated to the target extraction directory, which results in the final path ending up outside of the target folder. For instance, a zip may hold a file with a "../../file.exe" location and thus break out of the target folder. If an executable or a configuration file is overwritten with a file containing malicious code, the problem can turn into an arbitrary code execution issue quite easily.

The following is an example of a zip archive with one benign file and one malicious file. Extracting the malicous file will result in traversing out of the target folder, ending up in /root/.ssh/ overwriting the authorized_keys file:


+2018-04-15 22:04:29 ..... 19 19 good.txt

+2018-04-15 22:04:42 ..... 20 20 ../../../../../../root/.ssh/authorized_keys