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Published: 21 January 2015

Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in pigz 2.3.1 allow remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a (1) full pathname or (2) .. (dot dot) in an archive.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

It was discovered that pigz was susceptible to a directory traversal vulnerability. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious archive, arbitrary files could be overwritten.




Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable

bionic Not vulnerable

cosmic Not vulnerable

disco Not vulnerable

eoan Not vulnerable

focal Not vulnerable

groovy Not vulnerable

hirsute Not vulnerable

impish Not vulnerable

jammy Not vulnerable

lucid Ignored
(end of life)
precise Ignored
(end of life)
Released (2.3-2ubuntu0.1~esm1)
Available with Ubuntu Pro or Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only)
upstream Not vulnerable
utopic Ignored
(end of life)
vivid Ignored
(end of life)
wily Ignored
(end of life)
xenial Not vulnerable
yakkety Not vulnerable
zesty Not vulnerable