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    Debian: DSA-4226-1: perl security update

    Date 12 Jun 2018
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    Posted By Anthony Pell
    Jakub Wilk discovered a directory traversal flaw in the Archive::Tar module, allowing an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the extracting user via a specially crafted tar archive.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4226-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    June 12, 2018                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : perl
    CVE ID         : CVE-2018-12015
    Debian Bug     : 900834
    
    Jakub Wilk discovered a directory traversal flaw in the Archive::Tar
    module, allowing an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the
    extracting user via a specially crafted tar archive.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u11.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.24.1-3+deb9u4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of perl please refer to its security
    tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/perl
    
    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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