RubyGems minitar and archive-tar-minitar CVE-2016-10173 Local Directory Traversal Vulnerability

RubyGems minitar and archive-tar-minitar are prone to a local directory-traversal vulnerability because the application fails to sufficiently sanitize user-supplied input.

An attacker can exploit this issue using directory-traversal characters ('../') to access or read arbitrary files that contain sensitive information or to access files outside of the restricted directory to obtain sensitive information and perform other attacks.


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