SUSE update for dpkg

Published: 2022-08-06
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-1664
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Vendor SuSE

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Path traversal

EUVDB-ID: #VU63711

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1664

CWE-ID: CWE-22 - Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error in Dpkg::Source::Archive in dpkg when extracting untrusted source packages in the v2 and v3 source package formats that include a debian.tar. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted package with symbolic links that point to files outside the source tree root directory and overwrite arbitrary files on the system.


Update the affected package dpkg to the latest version.

Vulnerable software versions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: 12-SP5

update-alternatives-debugsource: before 1.18.4-16.3.5

update-alternatives-debuginfo: before 1.18.4-16.3.5

update-alternatives: before 1.18.4-16.3.5

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.