openSUSE Security Update : tar (openSUSE-SU-2010:0189-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

A malicious remote tape server could cause a buffer overflow in tar.
In order to exploit that an attacker would have to trick the victim to
extract a file that causes tar to open a connection to the rmt server
(CVE-2010-0624). It's advisable to always use tar's

--force-local local option to avoid such tricks.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected tar packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46211 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0624

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