Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : perl-Archive-Tar (ELSA-2010-0505)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0505 :

An updated perl-Archive-Tar package that fixes multiple security
issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

The Archive::Tar module provides a mechanism for Perl scripts to
manipulate tar archive files.

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.
Refer to the Archive::Tar module's changes file, linked to in the
References, for a full list of changes.

Users of perl-Archive-Tar are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which corrects these issues. All applications using the
Archive::Tar module must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-July/001514.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-July/001513.html

Solution :

Update the affected perl-archive-tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68057 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4829