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CVE-2006-6097

CVE information

Published

16 years ago

Last Modified

4 years ago

CVSSv2.0 Severity

Medium

Impact Analysis

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..

CVSSv2.0 Score

Severity
Medium
Base Score
4/10
Exploit Score
4.9/10
Access Vector
Network
Access Complexity
High
Authentication Required
None
Impact Score
4.9/10
Confidentiality Impact
None
Availability Impact
Partial
Integrity Impact
Partial

Products Affected

CPE Affected Vulnerable Excluding Edit
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:tar:1.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
- -
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:tar:1.15.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
- -

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