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[ GLSA 200710-23 ] Star: Directory traversal vulnerability



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200710-23
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Low
     Title: Star: Directory traversal vulnerability
      Date: October 22, 2007
      Bugs: #189690
        ID: 200710-23

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Synopsis
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A directory traversal vulnerability has been discovered in Star.

Background
==========

The Star program provides the ability to create and extract tar
archives.

Affected packages
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     Package        /    Vulnerable    /                    Unaffected
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  1  app-arch/star      < 1.5_alpha84                   >= 1.5_alpha84

Description
===========

Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security team discovered a directory
traversal vulnerability in the has_dotdot() function which does not
identify //.. (slash slash dot dot) sequences in file names inside tar
files.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to extract a specially crafted tar archive, a remote
attacker could extract files to arbitrary locations outside of the
specified directory with the permissions of the user running Star.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Star users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha84"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4134
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4134

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-23.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@xxxxxxxxxx or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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