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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-1918

The original patch for a GNU tar directory traversal vulnerability (CVE-2002-0399) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 2.1 uses an "incorrect optimization" that allows user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted tar file, probably involving "/../" sequences with a leading "/".
Publish Date : 2005-12-31 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.6
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Directory traversal
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2003-06-21 2003-07-21
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2005-1918 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20051918 unix
RHSA-2006:0195: tar security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060195 unix
The original patch for a GNU tar directory traversal vulnerability (CVE-2002-0399) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 2.1... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9946 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-1918

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU TAR 1.13.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Workstation Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Advanced Server Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Enterprise Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Enterprise Server Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Workstation Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 Advanced Servers Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 Enterprise Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 Workstation Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU TAR 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 9
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2

- References For CVE-2005-1918

http://secunia.com/advisories/20397
SECUNIA 20397
http://securitytracker.com/id?1015655
SECTRACK 1015655
http://secunia.com/advisories/19183
SECUNIA 19183
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-110.htm CONFIRM
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20060301-01.U.asc
SGI 20060301-01-U
http://secunia.com/advisories/19130
SECUNIA 19130
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_05_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:005
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=140589 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/18988
SECUNIA 18988
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/430297/100/0/threaded
FEDORA FLSA:183571-1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0195.html
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0195
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/5834
BID 5834 GNU Tar Hostile Destination Path Variant Vulnerability Release Date:2007-10-01

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-1918

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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