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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: Christos Zoulas <christos%zoulas.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/54467: new tar overwrites symlinks to directories
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:12:59 +0300
> If you allow symlinks tricks, you can just allow absolute path names
> too. It really doesn't make any difference as attack vector.
I am not talking about an attack vector, I am just saying that the =
of extracting a tar archive having absolute symlinks in it, will change =
I do understand the ramifications of allowing symlinks, I just want to =
the behavior of our current tar.
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