Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:44:58 +0000 From: Jeremy Stanley <fungi@...goth.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE Request: BusyBox tar directory traversal On 2015-10-23 14:24:41 +0200 (+0200), Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@...ian.org> wrote: > On ven., 2015-10-23 at 03:01 -0400, Robert Watson wrote: > > Remember that tar was created primarily for software distribution > > Actually no, it was created to write archives to (magnetic) tapes. [...] Stop, you're both right! The first tar shipped in V7 UNIX as an improved replacement for the tp utility. Take a guess what archive format AT&T used on the PDP-11 install tapes for V7 (ignoring the self-executing stub they prepended, of course). -- Jeremy Stanley
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