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Vulnerability of archive-tar-minitar: directory traversal

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can traverse directories of archive-tar-minitar, in order to overwrite a file outside the service root path.
Vulnerable products: Debian, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 31/01/2017.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2016-10173, DLA-808-1, DSA-3778-1, openSUSE-SU-2017:0429-1, SUSE-SU-2021:0115-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-21720.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can traverse directories of archive-tar-minitar, in order to overwrite a file outside the service root path.
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This weakness alert impacts software or systems such as Debian, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

Debian: new ruby-archive-tar-minitar packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 7: ruby-archive-tar-minitar 0.5.2-2+deb7u1
  Debian 8: ruby-archive-tar-minitar 0.5.2-2+deb8u1

openSUSE Leap 42.2: new rubygem-minitar packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.2: ruby2.1-rubygem-minitar 0.5.4-3.1

SUSE LE 12: new rubygem-archive-tar-minitar packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 RTM: ruby2.1-rubygem-archive-tar-minitar 0.5.2-7.3.65
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