Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

RHSA-2007:0873: star security update

Back to Search

RHSA-2007:0873: star security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/30/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/26/2007
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

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) Red Hat would like to thank Robert Buchholz for reporting this issue. As well, this update adds the command line argument "-.." to the Red Hat 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.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-star

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;