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Re: bin/54467: new tar overwrites symlinks to directories
The following reply was made to PR bin/54467; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost>
Cc: gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost, netbsd-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost, martin%NetBSD.org@localhost
Subject: Re: bin/54467: new tar overwrites symlinks to directories
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:55:34 +0200
On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 03:30:01PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> So I guess -P does what we want and unfortunately more. I'd rather it
> just disabled ARCHIVE_EXTRACT_SECURE_SYMLINKS... We could
> add a long option that did exactly want we wanted I guess:
If you allow symlinks tricks, you can just allow absolute path names
too. It really doesn't make any difference as attack vector.
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