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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Perl Archive::Tar Directory Traversal Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024164
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4829   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 1 2010
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Perl Archive::Tar module. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A user can create a specially crafted tar file that, when extracted by the target user or application, will overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the target user or application.

Impact:   A local user can overwrite arbitrary files with elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  4, 5

Message History:   None.

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Subject:  [RHSA-2010:0505-01] Moderate: perl-Archive-Tar security update

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