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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:44:58 +0000
From: Jeremy Stanley <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: BusyBox tar directory traversal

On 2015-10-23 14:24:41 +0200 (+0200), Yves-Alexis Perez <> wrote:
> On ven., 2015-10-23 at 03:01 -0400, Robert Watson wrote:
> > Remember that tar was created primarily for software distribution
> Actually no, it was created to write archives to (magnetic) tapes.

Stop, you're both right!

The first tar shipped in V7 UNIX as an improved replacement for the
tp utility. Take a guess what archive format AT&T used on the PDP-11
install tapes for V7 (ignoring the self-executing stub they
prepended, of course).
Jeremy Stanley

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