CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2003-07-21


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The original patch for a GNU tar directory traversal vulnerability (CVE-2002-0399) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 2.1 uses an "incorrect optimization" that allows user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted tar file, probably involving "/../" sequences with a leading "/".

Find out more about CVE-2005-1918 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (tar) RHSA-2006:0195 February 21, 2006
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (tar) RHSA-2006:0195 February 21, 2006

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