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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97344


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


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.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97344

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-32.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/23

Modified: 2017/03/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:archive-tar-minitar, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10173

GLSA: 201702-32