DescriptionIn Suricata before 6.0.13 (when there is an adversary who controls an external source of rules), a dataset filename, that comes from a rule, may trigger absolute or relative directory traversal, and lead to write access to a local filesystem. This is addressed in 6.0.13 by requiring allow-absolute-filenames and allow-write (in the datasets rules configuration section) if an installation requires traversal/writing in this situation.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
suricata (PTS)buster1:4.1.2-2+deb10u1vulnerable
sid, trixie1:7.0.5-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bookworm] - suricata <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[bullseye] - suricata <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - suricata <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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