ID CVE-2015-2782
Summary Buffer overflow in Open-source ARJ archiver 3.10.22 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted ARJ archive.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Debian Linux 7.0
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:7.0
  • Fedora 21
    cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:21
  • Fedora 20
    cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:20
  • Fedora 22
    cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:22
  • ARJ Software ARK Archiver 3.10.22
    cpe:2.3:a:arj_software:arj_archiver:3.10.22
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 30-08-2016 - 11:34)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201612-15.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-15 (ARJ: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ARJ. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : An attacker, using a specially crafted ARJ archive, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-06
    plugin id 95548
    published 2016-12-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=95548
    title GLSA-201612-15 : ARJ: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2015-5524.NASL
    description - Added patch from Debian to avoid free on invalid pointer due to a buffer overflow (#1196751, #1207180) - Added patch from Debian for symlink directory traversal (#1178824) - Added patch from Debian to fix the directory traversal via //multiple/leading/slash (#1178824) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 82962
    published 2015-04-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82962
    title Fedora 22 : arj-3.10.22-22.fc22 (2015-5524)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_B95E5674B4D611E7B8950CC47A494882.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities: symlink directory traversal, absolute path directory traversal and buffer overflow were discovered in the arj archiver.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 103999
    published 2017-10-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103999
    title FreeBSD : arj -- multiple vulnerabilities (b95e5674-b4d6-11e7-b895-0cc47a494882)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-188.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in arj, an open source version of the arj archiver. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : CVE-2015-0556 Jakub Wilk discovered that arj follows symlinks created during unpacking of an arj archive. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a directory traversal attack if a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive. CVE-2015-0557 Jakub Wilk discovered that arj does not sufficiently protect from directory traversal while unpacking an arj archive containing file paths with multiple leading slashes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to write to arbitrary files if a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive. CVE-2015-2782 Jakub Wilk and Guillem Jover discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in arj. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an application crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running arj. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-06
    plugin id 82645
    published 2015-04-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82645
    title Debian DLA-188-1 : arj security update
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3213.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in arj, an open source version of the arj archiver. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2015-0556 Jakub Wilk discovered that arj follows symlinks created during unpacking of an arj archive. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a directory traversal attack if a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive. - CVE-2015-0557 Jakub Wilk discovered that arj does not sufficiently protect from directory traversal while unpacking an arj archive containing file paths with multiple leading slashes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to write to arbitrary files if a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive. - CVE-2015-2782 Jakub Wilk and Guillem Jover discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in arj. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an application crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running arj.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 82595
    published 2015-04-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82595
    title Debian DSA-3213-1 : arj - security update
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2015-201.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in arj : Jakub Wilk discovered that arj follows symlinks created during unpacking of an arj archive. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a directory traversal attack if a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive (CVE-2015-0556). Jakub Wilk discovered that arj does not sufficiently protect from directory traversal while unpacking an arj archive containing file paths with multiple leading slashes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to write to arbitrary files if a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted arj archive (CVE-2015-0557). Jakub Wilk and Guillem Jover discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in arj. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause an application crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running arj (CVE-2015-2782). The updated packages provides a solution for these security issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 82736
    published 2015-04-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82736
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : arj (MDVSA-2015:201)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2015-5603.NASL
    description - Added patch from Debian to avoid free on invalid pointer due to a buffer overflow (#1196751, #1207180) - Added patch from Debian for symlink directory traversal (#1178824) - Added patch from Debian to fix the directory traversal via //multiple/leading/slash (#1178824) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 82731
    published 2015-04-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82731
    title Fedora 21 : arj-3.10.22-22.fc21 (2015-5603)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2015-5546.NASL
    description - Added patch from Debian to avoid free on invalid pointer due to a buffer overflow (#1196751, #1207180) - Added patch from Debian for symlink directory traversal (#1178824) - Added patch from Debian to fix the directory traversal via //multiple/leading/slash (#1178824) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 82752
    published 2015-04-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82752
    title Fedora 20 : arj-3.10.22-22.fc20 (2015-5546)
refmap via4
bid 73413
debian DSA-3213
fedora
  • FEDORA-2015-5524
  • FEDORA-2015-5546
  • FEDORA-2015-5603
gentoo GLSA-201612-15
mandriva MDVSA-2015:201
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20150328 CVE Request: arj: free on invalid pointer due to to buffer overflow
  • [oss-security] 20150329 Re: CVE Request: arj: free on invalid pointer due to to buffer overflow
Last major update 02-12-2016 - 22:06
Published 08-04-2015 - 14:59
Last modified 30-06-2017 - 21:29
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