CVE-2013-4420

NameCVE-2013-4420
DescriptionMultiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in the (1) tar_extract_glob and (2) tar_extract_all functions in libtar 1.2.20 and earlier allow remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a crafted tar file.
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-2863-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs731860

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libtar (PTS)buster, stretch1.2.20-7fixed
bullseye, sid1.2.20-8fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libtarsourcesqueeze1.2.11-6+deb6u2DSA-2863-1
libtarsourcewheezy1.2.16-1+deb7u2DSA-2863-1
libtarsource(unstable)1.2.20-2731860

Search for package or bug name: Reporting problems