Upstream information

CVE-2006-6097 at MITRE

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4
Vector AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 223185 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • tar >= 1.20-23.23.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • tar >= 1.26-1.2.4.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • tar >= 1.26-1.2.6.1