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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:15:48 -0500
From: Max Veytsman <>
Subject: CVE request: rubygem minitar: directory traversal vulnerability

Rubygem minitar allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files during
archive extraction via a .. (dot dot) in an extracted filename.


Upstream patch:

The same issue exists in rubygem archive-tar-minitar

I believe they're based on the same codebase, and minitar is the officially
supported fork, so I'm not sure if this warrants two CVEs or just one.

Max Veytsman
@mveytsman <>

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