Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libtar (MDVSA-2013:253)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Updated libtar packages fixes security vulnerability :

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way libtar
handled certain archives. If a user were tricked into expanding a
specially crafted archive, it could cause the libtar executable or an
application using libtar to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code (CVE-2013-4397).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2013-0309.html

Solution :

Update the affected libtar and / or libtar-devel packages.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70520 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62922

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4397

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