GLSA-201702-32 : Ruby Archive::Tar::Minitar: Directory traversal

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-32
(Ruby Archive::Tar::Minitar: Directory traversal)

Michal Marek discovered that Ruby Archive::Tar::Minitar is vulnerable to
a directory traversal vulnerability.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or an automated system to process
a specially crafted archive using Ruby Archive::Tar::Minitar possibly
allowing the writing of arbitrary files with the privileges of the
process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-32

Solution :

All Ruby Archive::Tar::Minitar users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=dev-ruby/archive-tar-minitar-0.6.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97344 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-10173

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