Upstream information

CVE-2005-1918 at MITRE


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 "/".

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.6
Vector AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 145081 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • tar >= 1.34-2.2
  • tar-backup-scripts >= 1.34-2.2
  • tar-doc >= 1.34-2.2
  • tar-lang >= 1.34-2.2
  • tar-rmt >= 1.34-2.2
  • tar-tests >= 1.34-2.2
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA tar-1.34-2.2