FreeBSD : gtar -- Directory traversal vulnerability (d944719e-42f4-4864-89ed-f045b541919f)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Red Hat reports :

A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way GNU tar extracted
archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that could write
to arbitrary files to which the user running GNU tar had write access.

Red Hat credits Dmitry V. Levin for reporting the issue.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25967 (freebsd_pkg_d944719e42f4486489edf045b541919f.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 25417

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4131

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