Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3778-1 ruby-archive-tar-minitar -- security update

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

Michal Marek discovered that ruby-archive-tar-minitar, a Ruby library that provides the ability to deal with POSIX tar archive files, is prone to a directory traversal vulnerability. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files during archive extraction via a .. (dot dot) in an extracted filename.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 0.5.2-2+deb8u1.

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