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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN257-1 : tar vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
tar vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "tar" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Jim Meyering discovered that tar did not properly verify the validity
of certain header fields in a GNU tar archive. By tricking an user
into processing a specially crafted tar archive, this could be
exploited to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user.

The tar version in Ubuntu 4.10 is not affected by this vulnerability.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- tar-1.15.1-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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