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Debian: DSA-2863-1: libtar security update

Date 18 Feb 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
A directory traversal attack was reported against libtar, a C library for manipulating tar archives. The application does not validate the filenames inside the tar archive, allowing to extract files in arbitrary path. An attacker can craft a tar file to override files beyond the
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2863-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
February 18, 2014                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libtar
Vulnerability  : directory traversal
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-4420
Debian Bug     : 731860

A directory traversal attack was reported against libtar, a C library for
manipulating tar archives. The application does not validate the
filenames inside the tar archive, allowing to extract files in arbitrary
path. An attacker can craft a tar file to override files beyond the
tar_extract_glob and tar_extract_all prefix parameter.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.11-6+deb6u2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.16-1+deb7u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.20-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtar packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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