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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110597

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected perl-Archive-Tar package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-10ae521efa

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110597

File Name: fedora_2018-10ae521efa.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/19

Modified: 2018/09/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

CVSSv3

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: 2018/06/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12015