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GNU Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability



GNU Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability
GNU Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200709-09
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: GNU Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability
      Date: September 15, 2007
      Bugs: #189682
        ID: 200709-09

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Synopsis
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A directory traversal vulnerability has been discovered in GNU Tar.

Background
=========
The GNU Tar program provides the ability to create tar archives, as
well as various other kinds of manipulation.

Affected packages
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     Package       /  Vulnerable  /                         Unaffected
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  1  app-arch/tar      < 1.18-r2                            >= 1.18-r2

Description
==========
Dmitry V. Levin discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in the
contains_dot_dot() function in file src/names.c.

Impact
=====
By enticing a user to extract a specially crafted tar archive, a remote
attacker could extract files to arbitrary locations outside of the
specified directory with the permissions of the user running GNU Tar.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GNU Tar users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/tar-1.18-r2"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4131
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4131 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200709-09.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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