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gtar -- Directory traversal vulnerability

Affected packages
gtar < 1.18_1


VuXML ID d944719e-42f4-4864-89ed-f045b541919f
Discovery 2007-08-23
Entry 2007-09-01

Red Hat reports:

A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way GNU tar extracted archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that could write to arbitrary files to which the user running GNU tar had write access.

Red Hat credits Dmitry V. Levin for reporting the issue.


Bugtraq ID 25417
CVE Name CVE-2007-4131