Debian Security Advisory

DLA-808-1 ruby-archive-tar-minitar -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 853249.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10173.
More information:

It has been found that rubygem archive-tar-minitar allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files during archive extraction via a .. (dot dot) in an extracted filename.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.2-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-archive-tar-minitar packages.

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