Fedora 8 : tar-1.17-4.fc8 (2007-2800)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27806


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Wed Oct 24 2007 Radek Brich <rbrich at redhat.com> 2:1.17-4

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

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: 27806

File Name: fedora_2007-2800.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/07

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:tar, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tar-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4476

FEDORA: 2007-2800

CWE: 119