Fedora 27 : perl-Archive-Tar (2018-10ae521efa)

high Nessus Plugin ID 110597


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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release fixes CVE-2018-12015 vulnerability (a directory traversal). It also fixes creating a file with a trailing white space on the file name. It also allows to archive absolute path names and it speeds up extracting large archives.

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.


Update the affected perl-Archive-Tar package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110597

File Name: fedora_2018-10ae521efa.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/19/2018

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-Archive-Tar, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/18/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12015

FEDORA: 2018-10ae521efa

IAVA: 2018-A-0407-S