Fedora 7 : tar-1.15.1-28.fc7 (2007-2673)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27789


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Wed Oct 24 2007 Radek Brich <rbrich at redhat.com> 2:1.15.1-28

- backported upstream patch for CVE-2007-4476 (tar stack crashing in safer_name_suffix)

- Tue Aug 28 2007 Radek Brich <rbrich at redhat.com> 2:1.15.1-27

- fixed CVE-2007-4131 tar directory traversal vulnerability (#253684)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected tar and / or tar-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27789

File Name: fedora_2007-2673.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tar, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tar-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4131, CVE-2007-4476

BID: 25417

FEDORA: 2007-2673

CWE: 119