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, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1438-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs439335

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
jessie1.27.1-2fixed
jessie (security)1.27.1-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch, sid1.29b-1.1fixed

The information below 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

Search for package or bug name: Reporting problems