FreeBSD : gtar -- GNUTYPE_NAMES directory traversal vulnerability (3dd7eb58-80ae-11db-b4ec-000854d03344)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Teemu Salmela reports :

There is a tar record type, called GNUTYPE_NAMES (an obsolete GNU
extension), that allows the creation of symbolic links pointing to
arbitrary locations in the filesystem, which makes it possible to
create/overwrite arbitrary files.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23759 (freebsd_pkg_3dd7eb5880ae11dbb4ec000854d03344.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 21235

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6097

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