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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-10
(Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability)
Tar does not properly extract archive elements using the GNUTYPE_NAMES
record name, allowing files to be created at arbitrary locations using
symlinks. Once a symlink is extracted, files after the symlink in the
archive will be extracted to the destination of the symlink.
An attacker could entice a user to extract a specially crafted tar
archive, possibly allowing for the overwriting of arbitrary files on
the system extracting the archive.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Tar users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/tar-1.16-r2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0