CVE-2006-6097

medium

Description

GNU tar 1.16 and 1.15.1, and possibly other versions, allows user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a tar file that contains a GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link, which is not properly handled by the extract_archive function in extract.c and extract_mangle function in mangle.c, a variant of CVE-2002-1216.

References

ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061202-01-P.asc

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214

http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/817/2240267_f.SAL_Public.html

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Mar/msg00002.html

http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-November/050812.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0749.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/23115

http://secunia.com/advisories/23117

http://secunia.com/advisories/23142

http://secunia.com/advisories/23146

http://secunia.com/advisories/23163

http://secunia.com/advisories/23173

http://secunia.com/advisories/23198

http://secunia.com/advisories/23209

http://secunia.com/advisories/23314

http://secunia.com/advisories/23443

http://secunia.com/advisories/23514

http://secunia.com/advisories/23911

http://secunia.com/advisories/24479

http://secunia.com/advisories/24636

http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:26.gtar.asc

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-10.xml

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1918

http://securitytracker.com/id?1017423

http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.469379

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-015.htm

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1223

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:219

http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.038.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/453286/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/464268/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21235

http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0068/

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-385-1

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-072A.html

http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200702-patch.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4717

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5102

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0930

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1171

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=216937

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-821

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10963

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2006-11-24

Updated: 2018-10-17

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 4.9

Severity: MEDIUM