Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2006:219)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24603 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-219.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6097

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