CVE-2006-6097 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061202-01-P.asc
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214
http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/817/2240267_f.SAL_Public.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Mar/msg00002.html
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-November/050812.html Exploit 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0749.html
http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:26.gtar.asc
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-10.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1918
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017423
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.469379
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-015.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1223
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:219
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.038.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/453286/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/464268/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21235 Exploit 
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0068/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-385-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-072A.html US Government Resource 
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200702-patch.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4717
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5102
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0930
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1171
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=216937 Exploit 
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-821
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10963

Weakness Enumeration

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6097
NVD Published Date:
11/24/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2018
Source:
MITRE