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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.
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 :
Update the affected tar package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
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CVE ID: CVE-2007-4476CVE-2010-0624
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