Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : star (ELSA-2007-0873)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0873 :

An updated star package that fixes a path traversal flaw is now

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Star is a tar-like archiver. It saves multiple files into a single
tape or disk archive, and can restore individual files from the
archive. Star includes multi-volume support, automatic archive format
detection and ACL support.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank Robert Buchholz for reporting this issue.

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.

Users of star should upgrade to this updated package, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected star package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67565 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25417

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4134