Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Harry Sintonen discovered that tar incorrectly handled extracting
files when path names are specified on the command line. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted
archive, an attacker could possibly overwrite arbitrary files.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected tar package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : false