[ASA-202107-35] dino: directory traversal

Jonas Witschel diabonas at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 20 19:29:54 UTC 2021

Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202107-35

Severity: Medium
Date    : 2021-07-20
CVE-ID  : CVE-2021-33896
Package : dino
Type    : directory traversal
Remote  : Yes
Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-2043


The package dino before version 0.2.1-1 is vulnerable to directory


Upgrade to 0.2.1-1.

# pacman -Syu "dino>=0.2.1-1"

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 0.2.1.




It was discovered that when a user receives and downloads a file in
Dino before version 0.2.1, URI-encoded path separators in the file name
will be decoded, allowing an attacker to traverse directories and
create arbitrary files in the context of the user.

This vulnerability does not allow to overwrite or modify existing files
and the attacker cannot control the executable flag of created files.
However, third-party software may be affected by newly created
configuration files, potentially allowing for code execution.

The file name, including path separators, is displayed to the user,
however, long file names are ellipsized in the middle of the file name,
allowing the attacker to hide the malicious path separators, as long as
the resulting file name has sufficient length.


A remote attacker could create files in arbitrary locations in the
context of the user by tricking the user into downloading a file with a
crafted file name.


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