This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
GNU tar 1.16 and 1.15.1, and possibly other versions, allows
user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a tar file
that contains a GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link, which is
not properly handled by the extract_archive function in extract.c and
extract_mangle function in mangle.c, a variant of CVE-2002-1216.
The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.
Update the affected tar package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0