This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated sharutils package is now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The sharutils package contains a set of tools for encoding and
decoding packages of files in binary or text format.
A stack based overflow bug was found in the way shar handles the -o
option. If a user can be tricked into running a specially crafted
command, it could lead to arbitrary code execution. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-1772 to this issue. Please note that this issue does not
affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Two buffer overflow bugs were found in sharutils. If an attacker can
place a malicious 'wc' command on a victim's machine, or trick a
victim into running a specially crafted command, it could lead to
arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1773 to this
A bug was found in the way unshar creates temporary files. A local
user could use symlinks to overwrite arbitrary files the victim
running unshar has write access to. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0990
to this issue.
All users of sharutils should upgrade to this updated package, which
includes backported fixes to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected sharutils package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18147 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-1772CVE-2004-1773CVE-2005-0990
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