Descriptionautoar-extractor.c in GNOME gnome-autoar through 0.2.4, as used by GNOME Shell, Nautilus, and other software, allows Directory Traversal during extraction because it lacks a check of whether a file's parent is a symlink to a directory outside of the intended extraction location.
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Debian Bugs982737

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnome-autoar (PTS)buster0.2.3-2vulnerable
bookworm, sid0.4.3-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - gnome-autoar <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - gnome-autoar <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Fixed by:
Regression fix:
When fixing the issue make sure to apply as well the followup fix:
to not open CVE-2021-28650.

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