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MDKSA-2002:066- tar

by Nikola Strahija on October 16th, 2002 A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in GNU tar version 1.13.25 and earlier that allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files during extraction of the archive by using a ".." (dot dot) in an extracted filename.


Updated Packages:

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
e38601b4cf24280c95110c2bb1295860 7.1/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe 7.1/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
e38601b4cf24280c95110c2bb1295860 7.2/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe 7.2/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
af16a2a8baa2102e329a9544e5493ab6 8.0/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe 8.0/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
538e014cf4eb5e88899627a4a7a481df ppc/8.0/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.ppc.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe ppc/8.0/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
271575323590cc758886bd0381d873c1 8.1/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe 8.1/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
e2e780f9f79e5584c53bcb0697a17e1b ia64/8.1/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.ia64.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe ia64/8.1/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
b75828f0b5158a86477a044cc79b4de8 8.2/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe 8.2/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
c37e2b421019e126ac3a63ca7aa42cd6 ppc/8.2/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.ppc.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe ppc/8.2/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
6486eaafa407b7ee1938b0aa77fecb57 9.0/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe 9.0/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
e38601b4cf24280c95110c2bb1295860 1.0.1/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe 1.0.1/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Single Network Firewall 7.2:
e38601b4cf24280c95110c2bb1295860 snf7.2/RPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
5adf700af4dbd0c483e2957a2006bbbe snf7.2/SRPMS/tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):


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