Fedora 11 : tar-1.22-5.fc11 (2010-4306)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

- CVE-2010-0624 tar, cpio: Heap-based buffer overflow by
expanding a specially crafted archive (#572149) -
realloc within check_exclusion_tags() caused invalid
write (#570591) - not closing file descriptors for
excluded files/dirs with exlude-tag... options could
cause descriptor exhaustion (#570591) - do not fail with
POSIX 2008 glibc futimens() (#552320) - fix segfault
with corrupted metadata in code_ns_fraction (#531441) -
commented patches and sources - store xattrs for
symlinks (#525992) - by Kamil Dudka - update tar(1)
manpage (#539787) - fix memory leak in xheader (#518079)
- store SELinux context for symlinks (#525992) - provide
symlink manpage for gtar - do process install-info only
without --excludedocs(#515923)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=564368
http://www.nessus.org/u?9b039998

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47350 (fedora_2010-4306.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 38628

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0624

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