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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-4559

Directory traversal vulnerability in the (1) extract and (2) extractall functions in the tarfile module in Python allows user-assisted remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) sequence in filenames in a TAR archive, a related issue to CVE-2001-1267.
Publish Date : 2007-08-27 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Directory traversal
CWE ID 22

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=263261 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-4559

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Python Software Foundation Python Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Python Software Foundation Python 1

- References For CVE-2007-4559

http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/3022
VUPEN ADV-2007-3022
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=263261 CONFIRM
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-August/074290.html
MLIST [python-dev] 20070824 tarfile and directory traversal vulnerability
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-August/074292.html
MLIST [python-dev] 20070825 tarfile and directory traversal vulnerability
http://secunia.com/advisories/26623
SECUNIA 26623

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-4559

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


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