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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated perl-Archive-Tar package that fixes multiple security
issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
The Archive::Tar module provides a mechanism for Perl scripts to
manipulate tar archive files.
Multiple directory traversal flaws were discovered in the Archive::Tar
module. A specially crafted tar file could cause a Perl script, using
the Archive::Tar module to extract the archive, to overwrite an
arbitrary file writable by the user running the script.
This package upgrades the Archive::Tar module to version 1.39_01.
Refer to the Archive::Tar module's changes file, linked to in the
References, for a full list of changes.
Users of perl-Archive-Tar are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which corrects these issues. All applications using the
Archive::Tar module must be restarted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected perl-Archive-Tar package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true