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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-19
(libtar: Arbitraty code execution)
An integer overflow error within the “th_read()” function when
processing long names or link extensions can be exploited to cause a
heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted archive.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
using a program linked against libtar, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All libtar users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libtar-1.2.20-r2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false