Commit adb067e6 authored by Ondrej Holy's avatar Ondrej Holy
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AutoarExtractor: Do not extract files outside the destination dir

Currently, a malicious archive can cause that the files are extracted
outside of the destination dir. This can happen if the archive contains
a file whose parent is a symbolic link, which points outside of the
destination dir. This is potentially a security threat similar to
CVE-2020-11736. Let's skip such problematic files when extracting.

Fixes: #7
parent 618e94be
......@@ -843,32 +843,67 @@ autoar_extractor_get_common_prefix (GList *files,
return prefix;
static gboolean
is_valid_filename (GFile *file, GFile *destination)
g_autoptr (GFile) parent = NULL;
g_autoptr (GFileInfo) info = NULL;
if (g_file_equal (file, destination))
return TRUE;
if (!g_file_has_prefix (file, destination))
return FALSE;
/* Resolve symbolic link ancestors to confirm file is actually inside destination. */
parent = g_file_get_parent (file);
info = g_file_query_info (parent,
if (info == NULL)
return FALSE;
if (g_file_info_get_is_symlink (info)) {
g_autoptr (GFile) cwd = NULL;
const gchar *target;
target = g_file_info_get_symlink_target (info);
if (g_path_is_absolute (target))
return FALSE;
cwd = g_file_get_parent (parent);
g_object_unref (parent);
parent = g_file_resolve_relative_path (cwd, target);
/* Climb up the path to resolve every symbolic link ancestor found */
return is_valid_filename (parent, destination);
static GFile*
autoar_extractor_do_sanitize_pathname (AutoarExtractor *self,
const char *pathname_bytes)
GFile *extracted_filename;
gboolean valid_filename;
g_autofree char *sanitized_pathname;
g_autofree char *sanitized_pathname = NULL;
g_autofree char *utf8_pathname;
utf8_pathname = autoar_common_get_utf8_pathname (pathname_bytes);
extracted_filename = g_file_get_child (self->destination_dir,
utf8_pathname ? utf8_pathname : pathname_bytes);
valid_filename =
g_file_equal (extracted_filename, self->destination_dir) ||
g_file_has_prefix (extracted_filename, self->destination_dir);
valid_filename = is_valid_filename (extracted_filename, self->destination_dir);
if (!valid_filename) {
g_autofree char *basename;
basename = g_file_get_basename (extracted_filename);
g_warning ("autoar_extractor_do_sanitize_pathname: %s is outside of the destination dir",
g_file_peek_path (extracted_filename));
g_object_unref (extracted_filename);
extracted_filename = g_file_get_child (self->destination_dir,
return NULL;
if (self->prefix != NULL && self->new_prefix != NULL) {
......@@ -1830,10 +1865,18 @@ autoar_extractor_step_extract (AutoarExtractor *self) {
extracted_filename =
autoar_extractor_do_sanitize_pathname (self, pathname);
if (extracted_filename == NULL) {
archive_read_data_skip (a);
if (hardlink != NULL) {
hardlink_filename =
autoar_extractor_do_sanitize_pathname (self, hardlink);
if (hardlink_filename == NULL) {
archive_read_data_skip (a);
/* Attempt to solve any name conflict before doing any operations */
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