The Archive::Tar module provides a mechanism for Perl scripts to manipulatetar archive files.Multiple directory traversal flaws were discovered in the Archive::Tarmodule. A specially-crafted tar file could cause a Perl script, using theArchive::Tar module to extract the archive, to overwrite an arbitrary filewritable by the user running the script. (CVE-2007-4829)This package upgrades the Archive::Tar module to version 1.39_01. Refer tothe Archive::Tar module's changes file, linked to in the References, for afull list of changes.Users of perl-Archive-Tar are advised to upgrade to this updated package,which corrects these issues. All applications using the Archive::Tar modulemust be restarted for this update to take effect.