Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2002:066)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in GNU tar version
1.13.25 and earlier that allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files
during extraction of the archive by using a '..' (dot dot) in an
extracted filename.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13967 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-066.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1267

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