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

Date 20 Jul 2017
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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