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CVE-2007-4559 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/27/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4559
Original release date:
08/27/2007
Last revised:
03/07/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/15/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=263261 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-August/074290.html External Source MLIST [python-dev] 20070824 tarfile and directory traversal vulnerability
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-August/074292.html Exploit External Source MLIST [python-dev] 20070825 tarfile and directory traversal vulnerability
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3022 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3022
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=263261 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=263261

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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