aria2: Directory traversal — GLSA 201101-04

A directory traversal vulnerability has been found in aria2.

Affected Packages

net-misc/aria2 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.9.3
Unaffected versions >= 1.9.3

Background

aria2 is a download utility with resuming and segmented downloading with HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/BitTorrent support.

Description

A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in aria2.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to download from a specially crafted metalink file, resulting in the creation of arbitrary files.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All aria2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/aria2-1.9.3"

References

Release Date
January 15, 2011

Latest Revision
January 15, 2011: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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