Intrusion Prevention

TAR.Archive.Directory.Traversal

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a remote Directory Traversal vulnerability in applications that handles TAR archive files.
The vulnerability is due to an error in vulnerable applications when handling a maliciously crafted TAR archive file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to get arbitrary files on the affected machine via a crafted TAR archive file.

Affected Products

Any applications that handles TAR archive files

Impact

System Comprise: Remote attackers can gain control of the vulnerable system.

Recommended Actions

Monitor the traffic from that network for the transfer of suspicious TAR archive files.

CVE References

CVE-2006-0981 CVE-2019-1821