This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way star extracted
archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that would cause
star to write to arbitrary files to which the user running star had
write access. (CVE-2007-4134)
As well, this update adds the command line argument '-..' to the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3 version of star. This allows star to extract
files containing '/../' in their pathname.
See also :
Update the affected star package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60249 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-4134