Vulnerability identifier: #VU58203
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Vendor: npm Inc.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform directory traversal attacks.
The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when extracting tar files that contained two directories and a symlink
with names containing unicode values that normalized to the same value. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted archive that, when extracted, can overwrite arbitrary files on the system.
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Vulnerable software versions
tar: 4.0.0 - 6.1.8
Fixed software versions
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?