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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated star package that fixes a path traversal flaw is now
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
Star is a tar-like archiver. It saves multiple files into a single
tape or disk archive, and can restore individual files from the
archive. Star includes multi-volume support, automatic archive format
detection and ACL support.
A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way star extracted
archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that would cause
star to write to arbitrary files to which the user running star had
write access. (CVE-2007-4134)
Red Hat would like to thank Robert Buchholz for reporting this issue.
As well, this update adds the command line argument '-..' to the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3 version of star. This allows star to extract
files containing '/../' in their pathname.
Users of star should upgrade to this updated package, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected star package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25988 ()
Bugtraq ID: 25417
CVE ID: CVE-2007-4134
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