FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Multiple libarchive vulnerabilities (1a71a972-8ee7-11e6-a590-14dae9d210b8)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Flaws in libarchive's handling of symlinks and hard links allow
overwriting files outside the extraction directory, or permission
changes to a directory outside the extraction directory. Impact : An
attacker who can control freebsd-update's or portsnap's input to
tar(1) can change file content or permissions on files outside of the
update tool's working sandbox.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?98827b3d

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93942 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID:

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