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CESA-2007:0873: star security update

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CESA-2007:0873: star security update



An updated star package that fixes a path traversal flaw is now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Star is a tar-like archiver. It saves multiple files into a single tape or disk archive, and can restore individual files from the archive. Star includes multi-volume support, automatic archive format detection and ACL support. A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way star extracted archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that would cause star to write to arbitrary files to which the user running star had write access. (CVE-2007-4134) CentOS would like to thank Robert Buchholz for reporting this issue. As well, this update adds the command line argument "-.." to the CentOS Enterprise Linux 3 version of star. This allows star to extract files containing "/../" in their pathname. Users of star should upgrade to this updated package, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


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