Fedora 27 : sharutils (2018-8f4b3fa844)

High Nessus Plugin ID 107170

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

This release fixes a heap buffer overflow when processing a shar archive by unshar tool if the arhive contains overlong lines.

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

Solution

Update the affected sharutils package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-8f4b3fa844

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 107170

File Name: fedora_2018-8f4b3fa844.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:sharutils, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/06

Reference Information