SuSE 10 Security Update : tar (ZYPP Patch Number 2344)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29585


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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)

The problematic feature has been made optional and is disabled by default. It can be enabled by a commandline switch.


Apply ZYPP patch number 2344.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29585

File Name: suse_tar-2344.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6097