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Mandrake: tar directory traversal vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake A directory traversal vulnerability exists in GNU tar that allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files during extraction of the archive by using a ".." in an extracted filename.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           tar
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:066
Date:                   October 10th, 2002
Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0, 
                        Corporate Server 1.0.1,
                        Single Network Firewall 7.2

Problem Description:

 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):


To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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