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[GLSA-200612-10] Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-10
(Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability)

Tar does not properly extract archive elements using the GNUTYPE_NAMES
record name, permiting files to be created at arbitrary locations using
symlinks. Once a symlink is extracted, files after the symlink in the
archive will be extracted to the destination of the symlink.


A possible hacker could entice a user to extract a specially crafted tar
archive, possibly permiting for the overwriting of arbitrary files on
the system extracting the archive.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Tar users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/tar-1.16-r2"

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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