Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2007:173)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25983
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionDmitry V. Levin discovered a path traversal flaw in how GNU tar extracted archives. A malicious user could create a tar archive that could write to arbitrary fiels that the user running tar has write access to.
Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected tar package.