Definition


New Search

Security Vulnerabilities in GNU tar (see gtar(1)) May Lead to Files Being Overwritten Execution of Arbitrary Code or a Denial of Service (DoS)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7779

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):
  • Sun Solaris 10
  • Sun Solaris 9
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-4131
Product(s):