Vulnerability identifier: #VU58202
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Vendor: npm Inc.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when extracting tar files that contained both a directory and a symlink with
the same name as the directory, where the symlink and directory names in
the archive entry used backslashes as a path separator on posix
systems. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted archive and overwrite arbitrary files on the system.
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Vulnerable software versions
tar: 4.0.0 - 6.1.6
Fixed software versions
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?