CVE-2007-4131

NameCVE-2007-4131
DescriptionDirectory traversal vulnerability in the contains_dot_dot function in src/names.c in GNU tar allows user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via certain //.. (slash slash dot dot) sequences in directory symlinks in a TAR archive.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1438-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs439335
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tar (PTS)squeeze1.23-3fixed
wheezy1.26+dfsg-0.1fixed
jessie, sid1.27.1-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tarsource(unstable)1.18-2medium439335
tarsourceetch1.16-2etch1mediumDSA-1438-1
tarsourcesarge1.14-2.4mediumDSA-1438-1

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