Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2006:219)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24603


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


GNU tar 1.16 and 1.15.1, and possibly other versions, allows user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a tar file that contains a GNUTYPE_NAMES record with a symbolic link, which is not properly handled by the extract_archive function in extract.c and extract_mangle function in mangle.c, a variant of CVE-2002-1216.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected tar package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24603

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-219.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tar, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6097

MDKSA: 2006:219