Scientific Linux Security Update : perl-Archive-Tar on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple directory traversal flaws were discovered in the Archive::Tar
module. A specially-crafted tar file could cause a Perl script, using
the Archive::Tar module to extract the archive, to overwrite an
arbitrary file writable by the user running the script.
(CVE-2007-4829)

This package upgrades the Archive::Tar module to version 1.39_01.

All applications using the Archive::Tar module must be restarted for
this update to take effect.

Note: SL 40-45 needed perl-IO-Zlib

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?793749e8

Solution :

Update the affected perl-Archive-Tar and / or perl-IO-Zlib packages.

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: 60811 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4829