23481 : PEAR Archive_Tar Traversal Arbitrary File Overwrite
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PEAR Archive_Tar contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files. The issue is triggered when a PHP script unarchives a crafted tar file. It is possible that the flaw may allow the overwriting of any file for which the web process has write permission, resulting in a loss of integrity.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Web Related


Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.


The PHP Group
PEAR Archive_Tar



  • Hamid Ebadi - adminhamid.ir - Hamid Network Security Team

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2006-02-28 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0


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