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Security Advisory Moderate: tar security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0860-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2007-08-23
Last updated on: 2007-08-23
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.5.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.5.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-4131

Details

Updated tar 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.

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can
restore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive.

A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way GNU tar extracted archives.
A malicious user could create a tar archive that could write to arbitrary
files to which the user running GNU tar had write access. (CVE-2007-4131)

Red Hat would like to thank Dmitry V. Levin for reporting this issue.

Users of tar should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
replacement backported patch to correct this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 4cfff37413ea6e3705c1c6626e3dc4d2
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 87969426d39204739ccb8d167175f6ff
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 253c53990cc612781107e07fb2f96a56
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 71404af2e3ee182ae0ceb49c5022c25a
 
IA-32:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: bef674d7f4a7c2b8ab199f3b0e4ffbf4
 
IA-64:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: e286f927ee594d632a89aed5e84c466d
 
PPC:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 1425da0fe798ccbbd6955fad756a0b3e
 
s390x:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 2befefb377c312ca3331d20bab123354
 
x86_64:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 4e4d8558cf8ee07dcb764b68686754e5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 4cfff37413ea6e3705c1c6626e3dc4d2
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 87969426d39204739ccb8d167175f6ff
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 7b87e3117a4462f7474c6552e0754950
 
PPC:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 19d17b1237ac535046610b151a89056e
 
s390:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 60663a237022be37edee7aaa4cdeb0a0
 
s390x:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: d6256b8644864ff2c04d8c5c68360b4f
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 253c53990cc612781107e07fb2f96a56
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.5.z)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 4cfff37413ea6e3705c1c6626e3dc4d2
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.i386.rpm     MD5: 87969426d39204739ccb8d167175f6ff
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 7b87e3117a4462f7474c6552e0754950
 
PPC:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.ppc.rpm     MD5: 19d17b1237ac535046610b151a89056e
 
s390:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.s390.rpm     MD5: 60663a237022be37edee7aaa4cdeb0a0
 
s390x:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.s390x.rpm     MD5: d6256b8644864ff2c04d8c5c68360b4f
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 253c53990cc612781107e07fb2f96a56
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 71404af2e3ee182ae0ceb49c5022c25a
 
IA-32:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: bef674d7f4a7c2b8ab199f3b0e4ffbf4
 
x86_64:
tar-1.15.1-23.0.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 4e4d8558cf8ee07dcb764b68686754e5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 4cfff37413ea6e3705c1c6626e3dc4d2
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 87969426d39204739ccb8d167175f6ff
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 7b87e3117a4462f7474c6552e0754950
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 253c53990cc612781107e07fb2f96a56
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.5.z)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 4cfff37413ea6e3705c1c6626e3dc4d2
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.i386.rpm     MD5: 87969426d39204739ccb8d167175f6ff
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 7b87e3117a4462f7474c6552e0754950
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 253c53990cc612781107e07fb2f96a56
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 4cfff37413ea6e3705c1c6626e3dc4d2
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 87969426d39204739ccb8d167175f6ff
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 7b87e3117a4462f7474c6552e0754950
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 253c53990cc612781107e07fb2f96a56
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

251921 - CVE-2007-4131 tar directory traversal vulnerability


References


Keywords

path, symlink, traversal


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