Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : tar vulnerability (USN-385-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Teemu Salmela discovered that tar still handled the deprecated
GNUTYPE_NAMES record type. This record type could be used to create
symlinks that would be followed while unpacking a tar archive. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into unpacking a specially
crafted tar file, arbitrary files could be overwritten with user

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27968 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6097