Vulnerability identifier: #VU55101
Vulnerability risk: High
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: PHP Group
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.
The vulnerability exists due to the application does not check if the file in the archive is a symbolic link when extracting it. A remote attacker can pass a specially crafted file to the application and overwrite arbitrary files on the system. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise the affected 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, 1.4.11, 1.4.12, 1.4.13
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.