SuSE 10 Security Update : tar (ZYPP Patch Number 6922)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

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 :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0624.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 6922.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49928 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0624

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