CVE-2019-9686

Source
Severity High
Remote Yes
Type Arbitrary code execution
Description
pacman prior to version 5.1.3 allows directory traversal when installing a remote package via a specified URL "pacman -U <url>" due to an unsanitized file name received from a Content-Disposition header. pacman renames the downloaded package file to match the name given in this header. However, pacman did not sanitize this name, which may contain slashes, before calling rename(). A malicious server (or a network MitM if downloading over HTTP) can send a Content-Disposition header to make pacman place the file anywhere in the filesystem, potentially leading to arbitrary root code execution. Notably, this bypasses pacman's package signature checking. This occurs in curl_download_internal in lib/libalpm/dload.c.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-921 pacman 5.1.2-1 5.1.3-1 High Fixed
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Description
11 Mar 2019 ASA-201903-7 AVG-921 pacman High arbitrary code execution
References
https://git.archlinux.org/pacman.git/commit/?id=9702703633bec2c007730006de2aeec8587dfc84
https://git.archlinux.org/pacman.git/commit/?id=d197d8ab82cf10650487518fb968067897a12775
https://git.archlinux.org/pacman.git/commit/?h=release/5.1.x&id=1bf767234363f7ad5933af3f7ce267c123017bde