SUSE SLES12 Security Update : tar (SUSE-SU-2024:0071-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 187940

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2024:0071-1 advisory.

- It was discovered that tar incorrectly handled extended attributes in PAX archives. An attacker could supply a specially crafted file and cause tar to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2023-39804) (CVE-2023-39804)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected tar and / or tar-lang packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1217969

http://www.nessus.org/u?d9bb33b2

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-39804

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 187940

File Name: suse_SU-2024-0071-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/11/2024

Updated: 1/11/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.7

Temporal Score: 1.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-39804

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.8

Temporal Score: 2.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tar, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tar-lang, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-39804

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2024:0071-1