Absolute path traversal vulnerability in the untar_block function in win32/untar.c in Pidgin before 2.10.10 on Windows allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a drive name in a tar archive of a smiley theme.
Published 2014-10-29 10:55:04
Updated 2014-11-20 02:59:18
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-3697

0.32%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 67 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-3697

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.4
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
10.0
4.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2014-3697

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2014-3697

Products affected by CVE-2014-3697

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