Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 : tar vulnerability (USN-709-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Dmitry V. Levin discovered a buffer overflow in tar. If a user or
automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted tar
file, an attacker could crash tar or possibly execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36397 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26445

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4476