CVE-2006-6097

Published: 24 November 2006

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.

Priority

Unknown

Status

Package Release Status
tar
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage