openSUSE Security Update : tar (openSUSE-2016-1401)

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 :

- 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]

- Fix Amanda integration issue (bsc#913058)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected tar packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95555 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6321

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