Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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.
Update the affected tar package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true