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[DSA987] DSA-987-1 tar

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-987-1 tar

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Jim Meyering discovered several buffer overflows in GNU tar, which may
lead to the execution of arbitrary code through specially crafted tar
archives.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.14-2.1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.15.1-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your tar package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-987
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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