Scientific Linux Security Update : tar on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way GNU tar extracted
archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that could write
to arbitrary files to which the user running GNU tar had write access.
(CVE-2007-4131)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b74cc932

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60242 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4131