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; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1438-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs439335

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tar (PTS)stretch1.29b-1.1fixed
buster1.30+dfsg-6fixed
bullseye, sid1.32+dfsg-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tarsourcesarge1.14-2.4DSA-1438-1
tarsourceetch1.16-2etch1DSA-1438-1
tarsource(unstable)1.18-2medium439335

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