#VU55101 Link following

Published: 2021-07-20 | Updated: 2021-07-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU55101

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-32610


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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 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


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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.

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