openSUSE Security Update : tar (openSUSE-2016-1341)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for tar fixes the following issues :

- extract files recursively with --files-from [boo#913058]

- Fix POINTYFEATHER vulnerability - GNU tar archiver can
be tricked into extracting files and directories in the
given destination, regardless of the path name(s)
specified on the command line [boo#1007188]
[CVE-2016-6321]

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1007188
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=913058

Solution :

Update the affected tar packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95273 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6321

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