DescriptionDirectory traversal vulnerability in the BusyBox implementation of tar before 1.22.0 v5 allows remote attackers to point to files outside the current working directory via a symlink.
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 Bugs802702

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
busybox (PTS)jessie1:1.22.0-9+deb8u1vulnerable
buster, sid1:1.27.2-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - busybox <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - busybox <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - busybox <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - busybox <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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