FreeBSD : gtar -- GNU TAR safer_name_suffix Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability (0809ce7d-f672-4924-9b3b-7c74bc279b83)

high Nessus Plugin ID 35405
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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


SecurityFocus reports :

GNUs tar and cpio utilities are prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability because of insecure use of the alloca() function.

Successfully exploiting this issue allows attackers to crash the affected utilities and possibly to execute code but this has not been confirmed.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35405

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0809ce7df67249249b3b7c74bc279b83.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 1/19/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gtar, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/14/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4476

BID: 26445

CWE: 119