Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2007:173)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Dmitry V. Levin discovered a path traversal flaw in how GNU tar
extracted archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that
could write to arbitrary fiels that the user running tar has write
access to.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25983 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-173.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 25417

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4131

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