CVE-2007-4131

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Description

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.

References

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=251921

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307179

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

http://secunia.com/advisories/26573

http://secunia.com/advisories/26590

http://secunia.com/advisories/26603

http://secunia.com/advisories/26604

http://secunia.com/advisories/26655

http://secunia.com/advisories/26673

http://secunia.com/advisories/26674

http://secunia.com/advisories/26781

http://secunia.com/advisories/26822

http://secunia.com/advisories/26984

http://secunia.com/advisories/27453

http://secunia.com/advisories/27861

http://secunia.com/advisories/28136

http://secunia.com/advisories/28255

http://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-07:10.gtar.asc

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200709-09.xml

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021680.1-1

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-383.htm

http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1438

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:173

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_18_sr.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0860.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/477731/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/477865/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25417

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018599

http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0026/

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-506-1

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-352A.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2958

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4238

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1631

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10420

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7779

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-October/msg00370.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2007-08-25

Updated: 2018-10-15

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

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

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (19 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
127428NewStart CGSL MAIN 4.05 : tar Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0153)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
high
127307NewStart CGSL MAIN 4.06 : tar Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0089)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
high
67563Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : tar (ELSA-2007-0860)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
60242Scientific Linux Security Update : tar on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
41149SuSE9 Security Update : tar (YOU Patch Number 11723)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
29805Debian DSA-1438-1 : tar - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
29723Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2007-009)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
29586SuSE 10 Security Update : tar (ZYPP Patch Number 4125)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
29583SuSE 10 Security Update : star (ZYPP Patch Number 4174)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
28110Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : tar vulnerability (USN-506-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
27789Fedora 7 : tar-1.15.1-28.fc7 (2007-2673)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
27740Fedora 7 : tar-1.15.1-27.fc7 (2007-1890)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
27464openSUSE 10 Security Update : tar (tar-4124)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
27459openSUSE 10 Security Update : star (star-4173)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
26099GLSA-200709-09 : GNU Tar: Directory traversal vulnerabilityNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
medium
25983Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2007:173)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
medium
25967FreeBSD : gtar -- Directory traversal vulnerability (d944719e-42f4-4864-89ed-f045b541919f)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
medium
25949CentOS 4 / 5 : tar (CESA-2007:0860)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
25948RHEL 4 / 5 : tar (RHSA-2007:0860)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium