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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-201111-11
(GNU Tar: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
GNU Tar is vulnerable to a boundary error in the rmt_read__ function in
lib/rtapelib.c, which could cause a heap-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice the user to load a specially crafted
archive, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a
Denial of Service.
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-1.23'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since July 18, 2010. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false