Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2006:046)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20964


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Gnu tar versions 1.14 and above have a buffer overflow vulnerability and some other issues including :

- Carefully crafted invalid headers can cause buffer overrun.

- Invalid header fields go undiagnosed.

- Some valid time strings are ignored.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected tar package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20964

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-046.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/02/22

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tar, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0300

MDKSA: 2006:046