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[GLSA-200603-06] GNU tar: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GNU tar: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-06
(GNU tar: Buffer overflow)


Jim Meyering discovered a flaw in the handling of certain header
fields that could result in a buffer overflow when extracting or
listing the contents of an archive.

Impact

A remote attacker could construct a malicious tar archive that
could potentially execute arbitrary code with the rights of the
user running GNU tar.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0300


Solution:
All GNU tar users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/tar-1.15.1-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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