Subject: Re: tar ignores filenames that contain `..'
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/31/2002 10:48:32
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On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 09:37:25AM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 11:17:32AM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> > And one more round, after thinking about it last night.
> > It occurred to me that, now that the assessment of the issue has changed
> > from the content of symlinks to the act of *following* symlinks, that t=
> > protections mentioned in the proposal could be applied as default behav=
> > and all this can be distilled/simplified further.
> Since the actual problem is that following a symlink might take
> you outside the current directory hierarchy, why not make pax
> chroot to the current directory before reading the archive?
> Have I missed something?
-C. And if I'm not wrong, thats positional, so potentially multiple -Cs.
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