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Posted by Bill Keys   
Previous versions of star, an archival program, are vulnerable to an attack in which unpacking an intentionally-malformed tar archive can overwrite arbitrary files to which the user running tar has write access. If unpacked by a superuser, this can lead to arbitrary code execution at root permission levels.
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Foresight Linux Essential Advisory: 2007-0051-1
Published: 2007-09-06

Rating: Severe

Updated Versions:
    star=/conary.rpath.com at rpl:devel//1/1.5a60-4.3-1
    group-dist=/foresight.rpath.org at fl:1-devel//1/1.3.2-0.17-1

References:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4134
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1631
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1669

Description:
    Previous versions of star, an archival program, are vulnerable to an
    attack in which unpacking an intentionally-malformed tar archive can
    overwrite arbitrary files to which the user running tar has write access.
    If unpacked by a superuser, this can lead to arbitrary code execution at
    root permission levels.

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Copyright 2007 Foresight Linux Project
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.foresightlinux.org/permanent/mit-license.html
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