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Subject: Overly strict check on null bytes at end of tar header
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:32:00 +0000
To: "bug-Archive-Tar [...] rt.cpan.org" <bug-Archive-Tar [...] rt.cpan.org>
From: Todd Richmond <trichmond [...] proofpoint.com>
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Some tarfiles in the wild have garbage in the last 12 padding bytes before a 512 byte block boundary rather than 0s – likely because they aren’t initializing the unused space. The check at line 377 of Archive/Tar.pm should be allowed to be skipped for users who don’t require strict conformance and instead need to open every possible tar file. Any config method is fine such as IGNORE_PADDING_CHECK


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