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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0142 :
An updated tar package that fixes one security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can
restore individual files (or all of the files) from that 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.
Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting this
Users of tar are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected tar package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false