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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6097

GNU tar 1.16 and 1.15.1, and possibly other versions, allows user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a tar file that contains a GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link, which is not properly handled by the extract_archive function in extract.c and extract_mangle function in mangle.c, a variant of CVE-2002-1216.
Publish Date : 2006-11-24 Last Update Date : 2010-09-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.0
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 Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2006-11-22 2006-11-21
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-6097 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20066097 unix
GNU tar 1.16 and 1.15.1, and possibly other versions, allows user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10963 unix
RHSA-2006:0749: tar security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060749 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-2006-6097

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU TAR 1.15.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU TAR 1.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU TAR 2

- References For CVE-2006-6097

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0749.html
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0749
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061202-01-P.asc
SGI 20061202-01-P
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214 CONFIRM
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Mar/msg00002.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-03-13
http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/817/2240267_f.SAL_Public.html CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/23115
SECUNIA 23115
http://secunia.com/advisories/23117
SECUNIA 23117
http://secunia.com/advisories/23146
SECUNIA 23146
http://secunia.com/advisories/23142
SECUNIA 23142
http://secunia.com/advisories/23163
SECUNIA 23163
http://secunia.com/advisories/23173
SECUNIA 23173
http://secunia.com/advisories/23198
SECUNIA 23198
http://secunia.com/advisories/23209
SECUNIA 23209
http://secunia.com/advisories/23314
SECUNIA 23314
http://secunia.com/advisories/23443
SECUNIA 23443
http://secunia.com/advisories/23514
SECUNIA 23514
http://secunia.com/advisories/24636
SECUNIA 24636
http://secunia.com/advisories/24479
SECUNIA 24479
http://secunia.com/advisories/23911
SECUNIA 23911
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-10.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200612-10
http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:26.gtar.asc
FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-06:26
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/1918
SREASON 1918
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017423
SECTRACK 1017423
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.469379
SLACKWARE SSA:2006-335-01
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1223
DEBIAN DSA-1223
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-015.htm CONFIRM
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/5102
VUPEN ADV-2006-5102
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/0930
VUPEN ADV-2007-0930
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.038.html
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.038
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:219
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:219
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/1171
VUPEN ADV-2007-1171
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/464268/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20070330 VMSA-2007-0002 VMware ESX security updates
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/453286/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20061201 rPSA-2006-0222-1 tar
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200702-patch.html CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-385-1
UBUNTU USN-385-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21235
BID 21235 GNU Tar GNUTYPE_NAMES Remote Directory Traversal Vulnerability Release Date:2007-03-30
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/4717
VUPEN ADV-2006-4717
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-November/050812.html
FULLDISC 20061121 GNU tar directory traversal
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-821 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=216937
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0068/
TRUSTIX 2006-0068
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-072A.html
CERT TA07-072A

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6097

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


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