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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-200709-09
(GNU Tar: Directory traversal vulnerability)
Dmitry V. Levin discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in the
contains_dot_dot() function in file src/names.c.
By enticing a user to extract a specially crafted tar archive, a remote
attacker could extract files to arbitrary locations outside of the
specified directory with the permissions 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-1.18-r2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 26099 (gentoo_GLSA-200709-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-4131
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