Scientific Linux Security Update : star on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way star extracted
archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that would cause
star to write to arbitrary files to which the user running star had
write access. (CVE-2007-4134)

As well, this update adds the command line argument '-..' to the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3 version of star. This allows star to extract
files containing '/../' in their pathname.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected star package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60249 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4134

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