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Directory traversal vulnerability in the contains_dot_dot function in src/names.c in GNU tar allows user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via certain //.. (slash slash dot dot) sequences in directory symlinks in a TAR archive.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10420

Directory traversal vulnerability in the contains_dot_dot function in src/names.c in GNU tar allows user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via certain //.. (slash slash dot dot) sequences in directory symlinks in a TAR archive.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-4131
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