SuSE 10 Security Update : tar (ZYPP Patch Number 2344)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

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)

The problematic feature has been made optional and is disabled by
default. It can be enabled by a commandline switch.

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 2344.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29585 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6097

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