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

high Nessus Plugin ID 27070
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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: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 10/17/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: 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: 10/15/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4476

MDKSA: 2007:197

CWE: 119