FreeBSD : gtar -- Directory traversal vulnerability (d944719e-42f4-4864-89ed-f045b541919f)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25967


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


Red Hat reports :

A path traversal flaw was discovered in the way GNU tar extracted archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that could write to arbitrary files to which the user running GNU tar had write access.

Red Hat credits Dmitry V. Levin for reporting the issue.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25967

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d944719e42f4486489edf045b541919f.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/09/03

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gtar, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4131

BID: 25417