Debian DSA-987-1 : tar - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22853

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Jim Meyering discovered several buffer overflows in GNU tar, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code through specially crafted tar archives.

Solution

Upgrade the tar package.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.14-2.1.

See Also

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=314805

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-987

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22853

File Name: debian_DSA-987.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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:debian:debian_linux:tar, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 3/7/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0300

DSA: 987