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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware ESXi Vendors:   VMware
(VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) GNU tar GNUTYPE_NAMES Record Directory Traversal Flaw May Let Remote Users Overwrite Arbitrary Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017779
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017779
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6097   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 15 2007
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.0, 3.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNU tar. A remote user can cause arbitrary files to be overwritten on the target system. VMware ESX Server is affected.

A remote user can create a specially crafted tar file containing a GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link. When extracted by the target user, the file will trigger a flaw in the extract_archive() function in 'extract.c' and the extract_mangle() function in 'mangle.c' and potentially overwrite arbitrary files.

Teemu Salmela reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary files to be overwritten on the target system.
Solution:   VMware has issued a fix for ESX Server, which is affected by this vulnerability (Patch ESX-5031800 for ESX Server 3.0.1, Patch ESX-3003211 for ESX Server 3.0.0).

The VMware advisories are available at:

http://kb.vmware.com/vmtnkb/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=5031800&sliceId=SAL_Public&dialogID=13061920
http://kb.vmware.com/vmtnkb/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=3003211&sliceId=SAL_Public&dialogID=13061920

Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Dec 20 2006 GNU tar GNUTYPE_NAMES Record Directory Traversal Flaw May Let Remote Users Overwrite Arbitrary Files



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