SuSE 10 Security Update : tar (ZYPP Patch Number 4171)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29587


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


This update fixes a bug in function safer_name_suffix() of tar which leads to a crashing stack. Exploitability is unknown.


Apply ZYPP patch number 4171.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29587

File Name: suse_tar-4171.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2007/08/23