openSUSE 10 Security Update : tar (tar-2343)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27462


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This security update fixes a directory traversal in tar, where unpacked symlinks could be followed outside of the directory where the tar file is unpacked. (CVE-2006-6097)

This feature was made optional and needs to be enabled with a commandline option.


Update the affected tar package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27462

File Name: suse_tar-2343.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tar, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6097