Scientific Linux Security Update : tar on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

CVE-2007-4476 tar/cpio stack crashing in safer_name_suffix

CVE-2010-0624 tar, cpio: Heap-based buffer overflow by expanding a
specially-crafted archive

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way tar expanded
archive files. If a user were tricked into expanding a
specially-crafted archive, it could cause the tar executable to crash
or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running tar.
(CVE-2010-0624)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way tar expanded archive
files. If a user expanded a specially-crafted archive, it could cause
the tar executable to crash. (CVE-2007-4476) - SL4 and SL5 Only

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3b86b600

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60747 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4476
CVE-2010-0624