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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 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 4 (perl-Archive-Tar) RHSA-2010:0505 2010-07-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (perl-Archive-Tar) RHSA-2010:0505 2010-07-01
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