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Debian: DSA-3702-1: tar security update

Date 01 Nov 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Harry Sintonen discovered that GNU tar does not properly handle member names containing '..', thus allowing an attacker to bypass the path names specified on the command line and replace files and directories in the target directory.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3702-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
November 01, 2016                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tar
CVE ID         : CVE-2016-6321
Debian Bug     : 842339

Harry Sintonen discovered that GNU tar does not properly handle member
names containing '..', thus allowing an attacker to bypass the path
names specified on the command line and replace files and directories in
the target directory.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.27.1-2+deb8u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.29b-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tar 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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