openSUSE 10 Security Update : tar (tar-2343)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This security update fixes a directory traversal in tar, where
unpacked symlinks could be followed outside of the directory where the
tar file is unpacked. (CVE-2006-6097)

This feature was made optional and needs to be enabled with a
commandline option.

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27462 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6097

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