CVE-2007-4559

Published: 28 August 2007

Directory traversal vulnerability in the (1) extract and (2) extractall functions in the tarfile module in Python allows user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) sequence in filenames in a TAR archive, a related issue to CVE-2001-1267.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
python2.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Ignored

python2.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Ignored

python2.5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Ignored

python2.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Ignored

python3.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Ignored

python3.1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Ignored

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
upstream decided not to fix this, let's ignore

References