[Buildroot] [git commit] fs/tar: only store numeric uid/gid

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Feb 19 21:02:59 UTC 2015

commit: http://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=66ee6dc8721ce8746a8352f02f52663b90887c63
branch: http://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/master

If a target user is asigned a UID (e.g. 1000) that happens to also exist
on the build machine, tar will happily store the username for that user.

This can be seen by some as potential information disclosure.

Instruct tar to just store the numeric uid/gid.

Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
 fs/tar/tar.mk |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/tar/tar.mk b/fs/tar/tar.mk
index 780827e..28219cf 100644
--- a/fs/tar/tar.mk
+++ b/fs/tar/tar.mk
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
-	tar -c$(TAR_OPTS)f $@ -C $(TARGET_DIR) .
+	tar -c$(TAR_OPTS)f $@ --numeric-owner -C $(TARGET_DIR) .
 $(eval $(call ROOTFS_TARGET,tar))

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