Debian: DSA-3778-1: ruby-archive-tar-minitar security update

    Date 31 Jan 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Michal Marek discovered that ruby-archive-tar-minitar, a Ruby library that provides the ability to deal with POSIX tar archive files, is prone to a directory traversal vulnerability. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files during archive extraction via
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3778-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    January 31, 2017                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ruby-archive-tar-minitar
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-10173
    Debian Bug     : 853249
    
    Michal Marek discovered that ruby-archive-tar-minitar, a Ruby library
    that provides the ability to deal with POSIX tar archive files, is prone
    to a directory traversal vulnerability. An attacker can take advantage
    of this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files during archive extraction via
    a .. (dot dot) in an extracted filename.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.5.2-2+deb8u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-archive-tar-minitar packages.
    
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