SUSE SLES11 Security Update : tar (SUSE-SU-2016:2895-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for tar fixes the following issues :

- Fix the 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 [bsc#1007188]
[CVE-2016-6321]

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1007188
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6321.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?d3ffc961

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-tar-12854=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-tar-12854=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95314 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6321

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