Debian: DSA-3915-1: ruby-mixlib-archive security update

    Date20 Jul 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that ruby-mixlib-archive, a Chef Software's library used to handle various archive formats, was vulnerable to a directory traversal attack. This allowed attackers to overwrite arbitrary files by using a malicious tar archive containing ".." in its entries.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3915-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
    July 20, 2017                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ruby-mixlib-archive
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-1000026
    Debian Bug     : 868572
    
    It was discovered that ruby-mixlib-archive, a Chef Software's library
    used to handle various archive formats, was vulnerable to a directory
    traversal attack. This allowed attackers to overwrite arbitrary files
    by using a malicious tar archive containing ".." in its entries.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.2.0-1+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-mixlib-archive 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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