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🔒️ Close a sanity check hole in language packs
A language pack containing a directory traversing
symlink could be uploaded. Upon backup creation, the
symlink would then lead to inclusion of whatever it
was pointing to in the resulting backup. This could
be used by an attacker with admin permissions to extract
information from the server.
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foosel committed Aug 31, 2022
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@@ -174,7 +174,8 @@ def deleteInstalledLanguagePack(locale, pack):
def _unpack_uploaded_zipfile(path, target):
with zipfile.ZipFile(path, "r") as zip:
# sanity check
map(_validate_archive_name, zip.namelist())
for info in zip.infolist():
_validate_zip_info(info, target)

# unpack everything
@@ -183,16 +184,27 @@ def _unpack_uploaded_zipfile(path, target):
def _unpack_uploaded_tarball(path, target):
with, "r") as tar:
# sanity check
map(_validate_archive_name, tar.getmembers())
for info in tar.getmembers():
_validate_tar_info(info, target)

# unpack everything

def _validate_archive_name(name):
if name.startswith("/") or ".." in name:
def _validate_archive_name(name, target):
if not os.path.abspath(os.path.join(target, name)).startswith(target + os.path.sep):
raise InvalidLanguagePack(f"Provided language pack contains invalid name {name}")

def _validate_zip_info(info, target):
_validate_archive_name(info.filename, target)

def _validate_tar_info(info, target):
_validate_archive_name(, target)
if not (info.isfile() or info.isdir()):
raise InvalidLanguagePack("Provided language pack contains invalid file type")

class InvalidLanguagePack(Exception):

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