CentOS 4 : tar (CESA-2006:0232)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 21988

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated tar package that fixes a buffer overflow bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having Moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can restore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive.

Jim Meyering discovered a buffer overflow bug in the way GNU tar extracts malformed archives. By tricking a user into extracting a malicious tar archive, it is possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running tar. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2006-0300 to this issue.

Users of tar should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected tar package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?24ef4cc7

http://www.nessus.org/u?4d160c37

http://www.nessus.org/u?76da94de

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21988

File Name: centos_RHSA-2006-0232.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/5/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tar, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/1/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/23/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0300

RHSA: 2006:0232