Scientific Linux Security Update : libtar on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way libtar
handled certain archives. If a user were tricked into expanding a
specially- crafted archive, it could cause the libtar executable or an
application using libtar to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2013-4397)

Note: This issue only affected 32-bit builds of libtar.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libtar, libtar-debuginfo and / or libtar-devel

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70394 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4397