FreeBSD : gtar -- GNU TAR safer_name_suffix Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability (0809ce7d-f672-4924-9b3b-7c74bc279b83)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

SecurityFocus reports :

GNUs tar and cpio utilities are prone to a denial-of-service
vulnerability because of insecure use of the alloca() function.

Successfully exploiting this issue allows attackers to crash the
affected utilities and possibly to execute code but this has not been

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35405 (freebsd_pkg_0809ce7df67249249b3b7c74bc279b83.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 26445

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4476

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