ID CVE-2006-6097
Summary 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.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnu:tar:1.15.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:tar:1.15.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnu:tar:1.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:tar:1.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 4.0 (as of 17-10-2018 - 21:46)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE NVD-CWE-Other
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:10:18.270-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
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.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10963
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title 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.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 216937
title CVE-2006-6097 GNU tar directory traversal
oval
OR
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070026001
    • comment tar is earlier than 0:1.13.25-15.RHEL3
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060749002
    • comment tar is signed with Red Hat master key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060749003
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    • comment tar is earlier than 0:1.14-12.RHEL4
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060749005
    • comment tar is signed with Red Hat master key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060749003
rhsa
id RHSA-2006:0749
released 2006-12-19
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2006:0749: tar security update (Moderate)
rpms
  • tar-0:1.13.25-15.RHEL3
  • tar-0:1.14-12.RHEL4
refmap via4
apple APPLE-SA-2007-03-13
bid 21235
bugtraq
  • 20061201 rPSA-2006-0222-1 tar
  • 20070330 VMSA-2007-0002 VMware ESX security updates
cert TA07-072A
confirm
debian DSA-1223
freebsd FreeBSD-SA-06:26
fulldisc 20061121 GNU tar directory traversal
gentoo GLSA-200612-10
mandriva MDKSA-2006:219
misc https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=216937
openpkg OpenPKG-SA-2006.038
sectrack 1017423
secunia
  • 23115
  • 23117
  • 23142
  • 23146
  • 23163
  • 23173
  • 23198
  • 23209
  • 23314
  • 23443
  • 23514
  • 23911
  • 24479
  • 24636
sgi 20061202-01-P
slackware SSA:2006-335-01
sreason 1918
trustix 2006-0068
ubuntu USN-385-1
vupen
  • ADV-2006-4717
  • ADV-2006-5102
  • ADV-2007-0930
  • ADV-2007-1171
statements via4
contributor Mark J Cox
lastmodified 2007-03-14
organization Red Hat
statement Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Last major update 17-10-2018 - 21:46
Published 24-11-2006 - 18:07
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