This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
A remote attacker could construct a malicious tar archive that
could potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running GNU tar.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All GNU tar users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/tar-1.15.1-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21044 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-06.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-0300