Updated libtar package fixes security vulnerabilityPublication date: 21 Feb 2014
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
A directory traversal attack was reported against libtar, a C library for manipulating tar archives. The application does not validate the filenames inside the tar archive, allowing to extract files in arbitrary path. An attacker can craft a tar file to override files beyond the tar_extract_glob and tar_extract_all prefix parameter (CVE-2013-4420).