Debian Security Advisory

DLA-564-1 tardiff -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Jul 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-0857, CVE-2015-0858.
More information:

Two vulnerabilities were found in tardiff:

  • CVE-2015-0857

    Arbitrary command execution was possible via shell metacharacters in the name of a (1) tar file or (2) file within a tar file.

  • CVE-2015-0858

    Local users could write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a pathname in a /tmp/tardiff-$$ temporary directory.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.1-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tardiff packages.

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