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]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • tar >= 1.20-23.23.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 GA tar
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • tar >= 1.26-1.2.4.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 GA tar
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • tar >= 1.26-1.2.4.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 GA tar
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • tar >= 1.26-1.2.6.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 GA tar
SUSE LINUX 10.0
  • tar >= 1.15.1-9.4
SUSE LINUX 10.1
  • tar >= 1.15.1-23.5
SUSE LINUX 9.3
  • tar >= 1.15.1-5.4
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
UnitedLinux 1.0
  • tar >= 1.13.25-330
ul1.s390
slrs8.x86
sled10.x86
sles10.s390x
core9.s390
sles9-oes.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 2344
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
  • tar >= 1.13.25-325.8
ul1.s390
slrs8.x86
sled10.x86
sles10.s390x
core9.s390
sles9-oes.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 2344