GLSA-200710-23 : Star: Directory traversal vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-23
(Star: Directory traversal vulnerability)

Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security team discovered a directory
traversal vulnerability in the has_dotdot() function which does not
identify //.. (slash slash dot dot) sequences in file names inside tar

Impact :

By enticing a user to extract a specially crafted tar archive, a remote
attacker could extract files to arbitrary locations outside of the
specified directory with the permissions of the user running Star.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Star users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha84'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27555 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-23.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4134

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