Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2006:219)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24603
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionGNU 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected tar package.