Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2006:046)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Gnu tar versions 1.14 and above have a buffer overflow vulnerability
and some other issues including :

- Carefully crafted invalid headers can cause buffer
overrun.

- Invalid header fields go undiagnosed.

- Some valid time strings are ignored.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20964 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-046.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0300

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