Debian Security Advisory

DLA-690-1 tar -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
31 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 842339.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6321.
More information:

A vulnerability has been discovered in the tar package that could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files through crafted files.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.26+dfsg-0.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tar packages.

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