Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tar (MDKSA-2007:197)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27070


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow in GNU tar has unspecified attack vectors and impact, resulting in a crashing stack.

Updated packages fix this issue.


Update the affected tar package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27070

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-197.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tar, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4476

MDKSA: 2007:197

CWE: 119