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[DSA1223] DSA-1223-1 tar

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-1223-1 tar

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Teemu Salmela discovered a vulnerability in GNU tar that could permit a
malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files by inducing the victim to
attempt to extract a specially crafted tar file containing a
GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link.
For the stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.14-2.3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) and the forthcoming stable release
(etch), this problem will be fixed in version 1.16-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your tar package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1223
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 21235

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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