CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2007-08-24
Bugzilla: 295021: CVE-2007-4829 perl-Archive-Tar directory traversal flaws


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Directory traversal vulnerability in the Archive::Tar Perl module 1.36 and earlier allows user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a TAR archive that contains a file whose name is an absolute path or has ".." sequences.

Find out more about CVE-2007-4829 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (perl-Archive-Tar) RHSA-2010:0505 July 01, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (perl-Archive-Tar) RHSA-2010:0505 July 01, 2010

External References

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