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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-6321: Tar: Extract pathname bypass

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-6321: Tar: Extract pathname bypass

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
12/09/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Directory traversal vulnerability in the safer_name_suffix function in GNU tar 1.14 through 1.29 might allow remote attackers to bypass an intended protection mechanism and write to arbitrary files via vectors related to improper sanitization of the file_name parameter, aka POINTYFEATHER.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-arch-tar

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