DescriptionGNU tar 1.16 and 1.15.1, and possibly other versions, allows user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a tar file that contains a GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link, which is not properly handled by the extract_archive function in extract.c and extract_mangle function in mangle.c, a variant of CVE-2002-1216.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs399845

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tar (PTS)wheezy1.26+dfsg-0.1fixed
wheezy (security)1.26+dfsg-0.1+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security), jessie1.27.1-2+deb8u1fixed
buster, sid1.29b-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

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