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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Perl Directory Traversal Flaw in Archive::Tar Lets Remote Users Ovewrite Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041120
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1041120
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-12015   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 13 2018
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A remote user can overwrite files on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted tar archive containing a file and a symbolic link (symlink) with the same name that, when extracted by the target user, will create a file outside of the current working directory. This can be exploited to create or overwrite files on the target system with the privileges of the target user.

The Archive::Tar module is affected.

Jakub Wilk reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can overwrite files on the target system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3684-1

Vendor URL:  usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3684-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 17.10, 18.04 LTS

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jun 8 2018 Perl Directory Traversal Flaw in Archive::Tar Lets Remote Users Ovewrite Files on the Target System



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