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CVE Reference: CVE-2006-6097

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2006-6097

Description:
GNU tar 1.16 and 1.15.1, and possibly other versions, allows user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a tar file that contains a GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link, which is not properly handled by the extract_archive function in extract.c and extract_mangle function in mangle.c, a variant of CVE-2002-1216.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-385-1

TRUSTIX
  http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0068/

ST
  1017423

SREASON
  http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1918

SLACKWARE
  http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.469379

SGI

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA23514
  Secunia Advisory: SA23911
  Secunia Advisory: SA23443
  Secunia Advisory: SA23314
  Secunia Advisory: SA23198
  Secunia Advisory: SA23146
  Secunia Advisory: SA23209
  Secunia Advisory: SA23163
  Secunia Advisory: SA23173
  Secunia Advisory: SA23117
  Secunia Advisory: SA23142
  Secunia Advisory: SA23115
  Secunia Advisory: SA24479
  Secunia Advisory: SA24636

REDHAT
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0749.html

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10963

OPENPKG
  http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.038.html

MISC

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:219

GENTOO
  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-10.xml

FULLDISC
  http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-November/050812.html

FREEBSD
  http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:26.gtar.asc

DEBIAN
  http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1223

CONFIRM
  http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200702-patch.html
  http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/817/2240267_f.SAL_Public.html
  http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-015.htm
  http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214

CERT
  http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-072A.html

BUGTRAQ
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/464268/100/0/threaded
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/453286/100/0/threaded

BID
  21235

APPLE
  http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Mar/msg00002.html


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