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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13967


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected tar package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13967

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-066.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tar, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2002/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1267, CVE-2002-0399

MDKSA: 2002:066