FreeBSD : gtar -- buffer overflow in rmt client (c175d72f-3773-11df-8bb8-0211d880e350)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 45338


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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Jakob Lell reports :

The rmt client implementation of GNU Tar/Cpio contains a heap-based buffer overflow which possibly allows arbitrary code execution.

The problem can be exploited when using an untrusted/compromised rmt server.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45338

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c175d72f377311df8bb80211d880e350.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 3/25/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/24/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/24/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0624