#VU48668 Input validation error

Published: 2020-11-30 | Updated: 2021-05-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48668

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-28949


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Web applications / Other software

Vendor: PHP Group


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper sanitization of the user-supplied input when processing URI handlers in filenames. A remote attacker can pass the "file://" string in the filename and overwrite arbitrary files on the system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Archive_Tar: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.3.7, 1.3.8, 1.3.9, 1.3.10, 1.3.11, 1.3.12, 1.3.13, 1.3.14, 1.3.15, 1.3.16, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.4.6, 1.4.7, 1.4.8, 1.4.9, 1.4.10


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.

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