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CVE-2006-6097 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/24/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6097
Original release date:
11/24/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
4.9
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061202-01-P.asc External Source SGI 20061202-01-P
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214
http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/817/2240267_f.SAL_Public.html External Source CONFIRM http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/817/2240267_f.SAL_Public.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Mar/msg00002.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-03-13
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-November/050812.html Exploit External Source FULLDISC 20061121 GNU tar directory traversal
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0749.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0749
http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:26.gtar.asc External Source FREEBSD SA-06:26
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-10.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200612-10
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1918 External Source SREASON 1918
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017423 External Source SECTRACK 1017423
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.469379 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2006-335-01
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-015.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-015.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1223 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1223
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:219 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:219
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.038.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.038
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/453286/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20061201 rPSA-2006-0222-1 tar
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/464268/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070330 VMSA-2007-0002 VMware ESX security updates
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21235 Exploit External Source BID 21235
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0068/ External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0068
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-385-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-385-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-072A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-072A
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200702-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200702-patch.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4717 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4717
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5102 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5102
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0930 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0930
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1171 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1171
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=216937 Exploit External Source MISC https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=216937
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-821 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-821
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10963 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10963

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10963
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10963

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